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Managing Without Walls: Maximize Success with Virtual, Global, and Cross-Cultural Teams by Kevin Wegryn, Colleen Garton

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Skill Sets Required for the Remote Worker

Just as the virtual manager requires both traditional and virtual management skill Sets, so does the remote worker. These skill Sets can be broken down into the following categories:

General Management

Why, you might ask, would a remote worker need general management skills? A worker located remotely from his or her manager will need to fulfill some functions that would not usually be required of a local worker. The skill Sets that fall within the general management category are:

  • Organization

  • Time management

  • Decision making

  • Prioritization

  • Goal setting

  • Tracking and reporting progress

  • Budgeting ...

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