Personal Note from Julie: Learning to Work Effectively With Remote Team Members

May 20, 2016 | Uncategorized

executive travel or work remotelyDoes your executive travel or work remotely on a regular basis? If so, you’re likely facing a slew of unique challenges in supporting him or her, and performing your daily administrative duties.

For many organizations, working virtually is becoming the norm. As an administrative professional, you need to be skilled on the virtual side of things in order to provide the support your executive and team need.

If your executive is out of the office (OOO), how are decisions made? Does your team have a person in charge who can make the important calls in his or her stead? How would you go about designating that person, should you need to decide in a pinch? What if that person should be you?

This week’s feature article from Laura Stack ties directly into this week’s topic, and deals with how best to manage an OOO executive, as well as how to handle any assorted issues that may pop up in his or her absence.

As a former virtual assistant (VA) myself, I understand exactly what it takes to work remotely, and how difficult it can be to assist someone you rarely (if ever) see. It’s not always easy, but when you have a system in place to handle the everyday ins and outs of the job, plus a backup plan (or two!) in case of emergency, managing an OOO executive becomes second nature.

Need more information on coordinating with and supporting your remote executives? Keep your eyes on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages this week for plenty more tips!

Supporting your administrative success,

Julie

P.S. If you’d like to learn more strategies for creating effective systems to keep your workflow humming along, join me and Laura Stack at the inaugural Admin Pro Forum 2016 in Orlando this June. The lineup of topics and speakers is outstanding, and I’m very excited to be part of this awesome new conference for assistants! Learn more here.

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