Managers of teleworkers want to feel confident that their employees are performing quality work and meeting their deadlines. They also want to know that employees are communicating and working well together. Since everyone is not working in the same office, managers cannot see the progress their team is making. Managers need to trust employees and vice versa.
In the infographic below, three of the top concerns expressed by managers are presented, along with some tips to address each concern. After more than 30 years of managing teleworkers, it is my hope that all managers can feel confident that their telework employees are performing well and communicating effectively.