6 tips for managing a team remotely

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In global development, the project manager is often the person coordinating technical teams, liaising with in-country staff and donors, and supporting programs, all the while based in a regional or headquarters office.

Managing projects remotely comes with its challenges — assessing potential hires can be problematic without those all important in-person meetings and a lack of daily interaction around the office can make it difficult for team leads to spot and tackle staff issues. Meanwhile, different time zones and limited internet access in the field can complicate daily or weekly communications.

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  • Emma smith

    Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a reporting and communications associate at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.