[30 Min Live Discussion with Expert] on ‘Building and Managing a High-Performance Remote Team in Today's Digital Age’ on May 26th, 2023

The remote team does come with challenges and opportunities like a physically present team.

When we think of CHALLENGES, I can think of language barriers especially when you are working all over the world, people have different communication styles and one needs to be aware of those. There are cultural differences as well, one should be educated on the same. It is comparatively hard to collaboration and build relationships when working remotely.

At the same time, there are many OPPORTUNITIES. As we get an opportunity to work with globally located team members, we get more ideas and opportunities to learn from each other. There is work flexibility that can save some time or create work life balance if leveraged properly.


Sir what are the essential skills and qualities remote team leaders should possess to drive high performance?


Hi Anisha,

As mentioned above one of the challenges with a remote team is communication skills, hence if I have to put anything on top, I would put the skill for GREAT COMMUNICATION SKILLS on top.

But there are many more like Empathy, adaptability, management skills, and technology. Let me explain each one of them more to say what does it mean.

  • Excellent communication: Remote team leaders should be able to articulate expectations clearly, actively listen, and foster open and transparent communication.

  • Empathy and emotional intelligence: Understanding and empathizing with remote team members’ needs, challenges, and emotions fosters trust and strengthens relationships.

  • Adaptability and flexibility: Remote team leaders should be adaptable and open to change, accommodating different working styles and circumstances.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills: Effectively managing remote teams requires efficient organization, prioritization, and the ability to meet deadlines.

  • Tech-savviness: Being comfortable with digital tools and technology enables remote team leaders to leverage collaboration platforms and streamline workflows.


What are the best practices for providing feedback and recognition to remote team members?


Feedback and Recognitiion is one of the important aspects of performance management and it become more critical when you have a remote workforce/team.

I would say, feedback should be continuous and direct. There are some best practices on how to give feedback but I will not go deep in this direction. Managers should be connecting with their team members and give periodic feedback both on performance and potential.

On Recognition, I would say, leverage all possible ways of recognition your organisation support, starting from sending a message how impressed you were on the latest presentation to client to nominating your team members for Organiaiton awards


Sir how can remote team leaders address the potential feelings of isolation and loneliness among team members who work remotely?


It is obvious to feel isolated and loneliness among the team when working remotely, following are my recommendation to deal with the situation.

AGAIN, I would say MANAGERS play a critical role in it.

  • Foster a sense of belonging: Create opportunities for virtual social interactions, such as virtual coffee breaks, team-building activities, or online chats, to promote connections among team members.

  • Regular virtual meetings: Schedule regular team meetings to maintain a sense of connection and provide a platform for remote team members to share updates and engage in discussions.

  • Encourage open communication: Establish an environment where remote team members feel comfortable expressing their concerns, challenges, or feelings of isolation, and provide support and understanding.

  • Virtual buddy system: Pair remote team members with a buddy or mentor who can provide guidance, support, and a sense of camaraderie.

  • Offer mental health resources: Provide access to mental health resources, counseling services, or employee assistance programs to support the well-being of remote team members.


How can remote managers ensure effective collaboration and seamless communication between remote team members and their counterparts in different departments?


This is a tricky one and hard to achieve.

Many of us face challenges in ensuring effective collaboration and communication among our own team but achieving the same within departments become harder.

To begin with, I would say there has to be leadership-level commitment to achieve it. Department heads need to make sure they are taking some of the step to gain this across the organization

There are many things that can be done to work in this direction

Again, communication is the key, there should be platform where cross department members are meeting and sharing the updates, challenges, ideas and trying to work on common goals.

Establishing working group with members from diverse department can be a good idea.

Leaverage technology for such collaborations

And last but not the least, keep the ears open for feedback.

Hope this helps


Thank you so much, Mr. Govind ( especially for extending to address so many user queries after the scheduled session time) You are awesome!

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Thanks, Kaulin,

It was my pleasure in sharing my experience working with remote teams and what I have learned so far. Thanks to all those who have asked the question.

Hope this will help the community…

Have a nice day!!!


Thanks once again @govindsinghnegi , We hope to see you soon for another Greytribe Live session.

Till then have a happy weekend.

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