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> Managerial incompetence. How many of the managers have any experience managing a remote team? Do they know what to do and what not to do?

What are the skills that someone needs to manage a remote team? How could someone measure whether he has them?

Ability to communicate properly and proficiency with collaboration tools rank high on the list. It's also crucial to be able to properly identify and evaluate the contributions of any team member.

Remote is also largely incompatible with micromanaging. If you don't trust the ability of your remote developers to take decisions on their own the team is likely to underperform and fall apart. This is one of the main reasons remote works much better with senior developers.

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