– If you are a manager, coach or mentor to others in the company, ensure that they have regular access to your expertise and advice.
– Track time spent on work projects such as responding to emails or participating in meetings using tools like Toggl for remote workers so that you can accurately calculate hours worked.
– Make sure that all employees who telecommute know what is expected of them in terms of collaboration with other team members remotely and how often communication should be happening. This will help increase efficiency by avoiding confusion over expectations from both parties when working together remotely.
– Advise people about new technologies related to remote work (e.g., virtual meeting software) before those types of communications become necessary during their work life.
– Encourage the use of personal instant messaging software such as Slack by your remote team members to increase collaboration with other employees who are not physically in an office together.
– Ensure that people know where you stand on supporting solo work or group work when working remotely so they can adjust accordingly and plan for time away from their collaborators if necessary due to vacations, illness, etc. These types of considerations will help avoid problems like feeling isolated at a desk all day while others have fun outside of the office.
– Be mindful about how much data is being used for video chats (e.g., Skype) because these types of communications over distance consume large amounts of bandwidth and could lead to higher costs based on your service plan.
– Use a VPN to allow remote workers access to company resources, such as files and databases that are behind the firewall for security purposes.
– Make sure you have an easily accessible telephone number (e.g., Skype) so clients can stay in contact with you even if you work remotely or travel frequently.
– Plan ahead by checking when vacations will occur each year before booking them, which could lead to conflicts later on down the line; also keep track of what days people are working from home outside of regular office hours because these types of accommodations may be necessary during times when everyone is not physically together at once. This way it will be easier for individuals who prefer solo work versus group work to avoid having others around them.
– Create a file system for projects and assign different levels of access to project members, depending on their level within the company or department they serve. This way information can be shared without everyone having access to it, which helps avoid confusion when colleagues are not in constant communication with one another.
– Have employees sign NDAs before sharing any proprietary data with them, regardless if they’re remote workers or onsite employees; also make sure all memory storage devices (e.g., laptops) have passwords so unauthorized individuals cannot view sensitive company information even if it is taken off premises by mistake.