The need for accountability is important for all teams. However, accountability is even more challenging in a distributed team. Managing distributed teams create difficulties for leaders, as most current methods of assessing accountability and work productivity have become outdated.
As working in distributed teams becomes more common, some leaders may benefit from tools and ideas to help counteract the below struggles:
This section creates a framework on how leaders can use specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely (SMART) goals in their daily communication as well as Engage meetings they already participate in to embed accountability throughout.
Be sure to check the Appendix for more ideas and tools for Supervisors to use in order to successfully execute the four principles of a successful distributed team.