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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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Employee One-on-Ones with Manager

Schedule regular one-on-one time with each of your team members. Once a week is ideal, but if you have a large team, it might need to be every two weeks. Both parties should plan for the meeting and be prepared to discuss status, ask questions, and give and receive feedback. For virtual team members, these meetings should be by phone. Remember to email any written documentation that you wish to discuss prior to the meeting, so your team member can be prepared.

Try not to make the one-on-one a status meeting, where you go through a big list of tasks and get a verbal report on whether each one is completed. You could do that in an email! One-on-one meetings with virtual employees is precious time. Make the best ...

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