No one likes it when someone tells you that what you’ve been doing “forever” is ineffective, but breaking some of those bad habits can help you boost your productivity and use your time more efficiently.
As a home-based freelancer, it’s vital to be mindful of the ways in which you can optimize your productivity. I’m a writer, so when I receive an assignment, I list items like transcribing the interview, and creating a first, second, third and final draft. As the story begins to form, I focus on additional research, quote gathering, and cutting word count.
Managing a remote team is the long-distance relationship of the business world. It’s an ideal situation for business owners who need to leverage the collective power of professionals but have a limited local talent pool. It’s also beneficial for employees who can’t stomach the thought of an hour-long commute each day or who work best unsupervised. But it’s not without its hardships, and getting ahead of those challenges before hiring your new remote team members is the best way to ensure things work out between you.