Tips for Remote Collaboration


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There are few things business people hate more than “working in silos.” Almost no one wants their team members working completely independently from the rest of the team.

They’re not wrong.


You certainly need to be able to work independently to be successful in your career, but with many jobs, you'll also often need to collaborate.

So how do you collaborate effectively if you or your teammates are working remotely?

TO RECAP:

  • Use digital tools that everyone can edit in real time

  • Use video chat

  • Consider collaborating asynchronously

One last tip.


If you’re collaborating in real time, and you can’t see or hear what’s going on — speak up!


Don’t let technology get in the way of contributing.

Carlos and his team are all contributing to an article for the company's website and they need to give each other feedback on their sections often. Many people on his team work remotely, so what can Carlos (and his team) do to make sure they can effectively collaborate?

Quiz 1 of 1

Many people on his team work remotely, so what can Carlos and his team do to make sure they can effectively collaborate?


a
Appoint one person to gather everyone's thoughts and share them with the rest of the team.
b
Put the article in a digital collaboration tool (like Google Docs) so people can comment in real time.
c
Schedule daily meetings to discuss the article.
d
Only have people who work in the office collaborate on the article.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP:

If you haven't yet, use video chat in your next remote meeting. Notice how it makes collaboration easier.

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