Either they are part of your team or work has been outsourced.
They are here because they are part of the team and want to help as much as you do
Clear instructions help when working miles away. So, when work is delegated ensure you have mentioned what is required, when and how you want it delivered.
Try listening when they come up with issues and being in their shoes.
Distance can be a major factor, so overlapping times for meetings might be necessary.
They are emotional. Bonding as one human to another might help, instead of focusing only as colleagues.
Communication gap will be the source of discontent. Conversations/phone calls should be given priority over emails if traveling onsite/offsite doesn’t seem a feasible option during the recession period.
Don’t take things for granted, please re-confirm.
Recognition for special initiation or delivery encourages everyone to pitch in or contribute to the best of their ability.
Understand the regional politics and try to keep it minimal. Lesser the better.
Beware of the cultural taboos when conversing with the counterpart from other nations.
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