More and more teams work remotely. Thanks to new tools and technologies, this has become easier than ever. And yet, one thing can disrupt high-performance mobile teams for hire. Learn how to ensure the success of your remote computers.
With the development of tools and technologies, distributed teams are increasingly common. You can work from anywhere and connect with a single click.
Among the most popular tools for team communication are the tools that simplify mobile communication:
Smart Scanner is an iPhone application that captures and recognizes scanned material. You can browse items, printed reports, or slate sketches. After scanning, you can copy and edit text. The application acceptsaccepts phone numbers, URLs, and more.
Mobila Headset is an iPhone / iPod / iPad application that records calls and acts as a headset for PC or Mac. It works with numerous VoIP applications, such as Google, Skype, and others.
IM + Talk allows you to make calls via Skype from your smartphone. You can receive calls from SkypeIn, check who is online and chat with other Skype users.
But one big question remains. What do you say, show and do? How well does your team communicate? Does the quality of your communication match the ease, simplicity, and convenience of the technological tools?
In more than one team, in which we helped, the response before the skills presentation training was deafening: “NO! We need help!
Here are some tips for communicating with the exhibition in a distributed team.
- Give an overview
No matter how tempting it is to jump, do not do it. Provide a summary of what you will cover at each meeting. By framing each session, you help manage expectations and hold specific online meetings.
- Stay without hands
If you are used to speaking with your hands, explain your gestures. Some team members can dial a number and can not see the movements of the active hand.
Use words to replace the gestures you make. At first, this seems ridiculous and uncomfortable, but you will get used to “pointing out” things with your verbal descriptions.
If it’s true, People, listen when you smile. And if you are in a Skype video, you can also see it. It is much easier to have an open conversation with smiling members of the team than with people who frown and frown.
No matter how right the technology and tools are, there are interruptions. Static, poor connections and distraction in place can disrupt attention. Emphasize and summarize what you saw. This helps newcomers and all participants to stay in their place.
- Check to understand
Registration to confirm the participants. Use chat, emoticons, and surveys. Ask for verbal feedback. Include everyone in the event.