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Day to Day

Managing a virtual team can get a bad rap. While being a virtual employee often invites conversations about wearing pajamas to work and playing on social media, managing virtual employees can have people thinking you’re monitoring your team like some kind of Big Brother experiment or sending email after email of work duties and reply-all follow-up requests.

And if you’re reading this thinking, “Um … I do monitor my team like a Bond villain and I do send dozens of emails every day about work and follow-up work,” well then, sorry, we’ve got some good and bad news for you. The good news is that there are great ways to manage the virtual day-to-day workplace. But the bad news is you’re doing it wrong.

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