The Possibilities of 100% Remote Businesses

Gone are the days when the idea of telecommuting is only for women who need to manage their homes and take care of their children. Most businesses are now partially remote with employees spread across cultures and climes. However, there is a clear difference between running a part of your business remotely and completely converting a traditional brick and mortar business into a virtual company.

A remote work with no headquarters or cubicle is not only possible but also beneficial for both the business owner and a remote worker. The flexibility you offer to your employees enhances efficiency and productivity. How do you run a 100% remote business successfully?

Hire Talents from all over the world

Use a remote job board to post the vacancies available in your organization and be specific with your requirements. Choose people with experience working remotely over those without. Collaboration is an essential part of a remote business, so, hiring people who can collaborate effectively will move your business forward.

Use Technology for Collaboration

Platforms like Zoom or Microsoft Teams are useful for collaboration among team members on a project. Your employees can chat and connect easily while offering helps to one another when they have an up to date tools and resources at their disposal.

Measure Performance through KPIs

Ensure your employees have a daily set of goals or objectives they must achieve. Focus more on the result than the process. Each employee’s goal must align with your business’s objective. To motivate and increase productivity, reward employees that perform higher than the others.

Practice an Open-Line Policy

Welcome feedback, hold meetings virtually and consistently, and listen to your team’s opinion on how to move the company forward. Let employees be a part of the problem-solving method in the company and give credit to an employee with viable solutions.

Bond and Connect

Team bonding is not only a way to connect, but also an avenue to build trust among team members in a remote business. Team bonding brings people together. Also, an overworked team is a burden on productivity.

Are you thinking of taking your business 100% remotely? Then you are a part of the future. However, for a successful virtual business, you must work on your team, technology and even yourself as the owner of the business.

Originally published at on May 11, 2020.

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