722-5 Tips for Remote Communication

Episode: 722

Episode Name: 5 Tips for Remote Communication


Do you ever wish you had a list on exactly how to make remote communication easier? Let’s talk about it, next on The Perna Syndicate. 


Ep 722 show:

Hello and welcome to a new day on The Perna Syndicate. Like many people, I work remotely with my team. And that means I’ve had to learn how to communicate effectively in the virtual world. I’m not perfect by any means, but here are 5 tips I’ve picked up along the way. 


Number 1: Make it known who is directly responsible for communicating on a project. If you expect someone to communicate, but they don’t know that, what good does it do? Setting expectations upfront can clear up frustration on both ends. 


Number 2: Define what a deliverable looks like and when a response is needed. Similarly, people can only do what you expect of them if they know what you expect. 


Number 3: Proactively explain what will happen if the communication goes unanswered. Knowing what to expect can prevent confusion down the road. 


Number 4: Use templates when internal communication is repetitive. Streamlining the process, when possible, allows people to focus their energy on more pressing tasks. 


Number 5: Build a centralized and easy-to-navigate knowledge base so teammates don’t have to waste time looking for critical information. Having information easily accessible saves so much time (and so many emails)! 


These are the hacks I use. Which of these 5 tips would make communication smoother for your team?  


Tomorrow: just because your team is highly responsive doesn’t mean they’re safe from burnout. We’ll talk about that next time on The Perna Syndicate…See you then!

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