CIOs Face Challenges in Managing Remote Teams

CIOs Face Challenges in Managing Remote Teams

Biggest Challenges for CIOs in Managing Remote Teams: Fleeting Face TimeBiggest Challenges for CIOs in Managing Remote Teams: Fleeting Face Time

30% of CIOs say they greatly struggle with communications issues among their remote teams.

Biggest Challenges for CIOs in Managing Remote Teams: Accountability IssuesBiggest Challenges for CIOs in Managing Remote Teams: Accountability Issues

22% indicate they find it difficult to stay on top of their remote teams’ productivity, and lack insight into how work is getting done.

Biggest Challenges for CIOs in Managing Remote Teams: State of DisconnectBiggest Challenges for CIOs in Managing Remote Teams: State of Disconnect

22% say their remote teams deal with significant technology issues, including the ability to access needed information.

Best Practices for CIOs and Remote Teams: Outline ExpectationsBest Practices for CIOs and Remote Teams: Outline Expectations

Make it clear as to how often you need remote employees to check in by phone or e-mail, and when they must be reachable during office hours.

Best Practices for CIOs and Remote Teams: Keep Eyes on the PrizeBest Practices for CIOs and Remote Teams: Keep Eyes on the Prize

Establish concrete immediate and long-term goals and benchmarks to help remote workers stay on track with department objectives.

Best Practices for CIOs and Remote Teams: Establish the Chain of CommandBest Practices for CIOs and Remote Teams: Establish the Chain of Command

Each remote team needs a leader who is ultimately responsible for making sure all deadlines and expectations are met, in addition to a back-up appointee for when the primary leader is unavailable.

Best Practices for CIOs and Remote Teams: Leverage Tech ToolsBest Practices for CIOs and Remote Teams: Leverage Tech Tools

Take advantage of teleconferencing, online meetings and file-sharing services to foster collaboration. Use videoconferencing to “put a face” on remote staffers.

Best Practices for CIOs and Remote Teams: Create Opportunities for In-Person EngagementBest Practices for CIOs and Remote Teams: Create Opportunities for In-Person Engagement

To help these teams stay connected, arrange for them to work on-site a few times a month (or as appropriate). Ask them to attend important events and meetings in person.

Best Practices for CIOs and Remote Teams: Get Them to UnplugBest Practices for CIOs and Remote Teams: Get Them to Unplug

Remote team members often feel there is no separation of their work and personal lives. So encourage them to electronically unplug when not on duty, and seek a healthy work-life balance.

Best Practices for CIOs and Remote Teams: Set Aside Play TimeBest Practices for CIOs and Remote Teams: Set Aside Play Time

Schedule days to get together with remote teams for meals and team-building exercises in order to build trust and comradery.

CIO Insight Staff
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