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i've been working mostly remotely for about 10 years... interning, managing remote teams, freelance, full time etc. i'm not sure i'll ever have it figured out, i'll be looking for advice here too...

working remotely, the biggest risk is loss of information.

1. communication is key

2. consistency using project management and communication systems is also key (basecamp, email, meetings, whatever your team chooses). i'm talking about advanced consistency. fix these systems if they're not working.

these may sound cliche, but they have been the most defining factors for failure/success in my experience.




Point number 2 applies equally-well to a non-remote position. Incorrect (or lack of) use of management/communication tools can be a very big productivity loss for an entire team.




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