There are many advantages to operating a virtual business, such as less expensive overhead costs and more flexibility in your working hours. However, challenges also exist and one of the major issues that shouldn’t be overlooked is communication. A few ways to have successful virtual communication are to make sure employees are only using a few select channels to interact, and make sure your expectations are clear. Additionally, have your team use a common language to minimize misinterpretations, and don’t reduce productivity by holding too many meetings.

Key Takeaways:

  • One possible drawback to remote work is the possibility for miscommunication increases.
  • One big mistake is allowing remote workers to use whichever and however many channels they may want to communicate with.
  • For the sake of both clarity and cohesion its best to pre-select a few specific channels that everyone uses to the exclusion of all others.

“This includes lower overhead, access to a deeper talent pool, and a greater sense of flexibility and work-life balance.”

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