According to recent studies, the IT industry is now topping the field when it comes to employment needs. Besides business processing outsourcing, telecommuters or professionals working from their homes are also preferred by many companies. If you are thinking of following this lead, then reading the recent article written by Thursday Bram of GigaOM, entitled “How to Manage Telecommuters: Tips from Project Managers”. This article will give you tips on how to manage your telecommuting staff. Below is an excerpt.
Get the team to paraphrase assigned tasks: At TeamEXtension, Bienvenido David’s team is asked to paraphrase any assignments they receive. David says, “For complicated tasks, employees are asked to paraphrase tasks given. The manager reviews and sees if they are both in sync and if any extra input is required. This is more important for employees who are new to the job. Seasoned employees can read between the lines and have the experience required to understand any given task.”