Managing remote employees requires a very different approach from managing local employees. However, it is important for you to be as available to your remote employees as to your local ones.
As shown in Figure 1.5, local employees bump into each other at various times throughout the day in all kinds of places:
In the kitchen getting a cup of coffee
At the water cooler
In the elevator
In a meeting
In the restroom
Walking up the stairs
Wandering down the hallway
In the cafeteria or at a local restaurant at lunchtime
In the parking lot or the lobby of the office building
These incidental meetings are great opportunities to share information, communicate ...