Manager Tools for Remote Work
Managing your team when it involves remote work may require a different approach. It can be more difficult to keep up with where employees are focusing their effort, progress being made, barriers and stumbling blocks, and how to best plan who does what work and when. This article includes several tools and templates to help manager people and work even when working remotely.
The following are optional tools/forms to help managers plan and monitor remote work.
Teleworking Expectations is a form to help you think through and communicate changes in tasks and responsibilities resulting from switching to working remotely.
The Daily Time Log is a tool to help employees keep track of what they are working on and how much time they are spending. This is a template that can be modified to better fit your specific needs.
The Daily Status Update form is a tool developed to help identify, plan, and keep up with remote work. Feel free to modify to better fit your specific needs.
Onsite/Virtual Schedule Template is a tool to help plan and identify who will be in office, remote or out of office each day of the week.
One on One Meeting Template is a tool to help your employees prepare for one on one meetings with you. There are a lot of one on one templates on the internet. This is a very simple one to help you and your employees identify priorities, discuss issues and track progress on goals.