5 Tips for Aligning Your Remote Team’s Goals

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With 52 percent of the global workforce already working remotely at least once per week before the current situation, it is becoming essential for businesses to cultivate a productive and engaged remote team. One key factor is alignment between employee and company goals. Studies show that when employees understand how their work contributes to company objectives, productivity increases by 56 percent. 

Here are five tips for how you can help your remote team align its goals. 

Communicate Regularly 

Remote teams cannot function without excellent communication. It is critical in any group dynamic, but in a remote work setting, when interactions are limited to explicit platforms like instant messages or emails, even more so.

You can schedule regular company-wide meetings to provide plenty of opportunities for information sharing. Daily check-ins or standup meetings are another great way

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The 3-Step Strategy to Help You Determine Your Business Mission, Values and Goals

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The following excerpt is from Rick Terrien’s Ageless Startup. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound.

There’s a widely used acronym that you may have heard of: KISS — keep it simple, stupid. But it’s an old saying, and it needs updating. How about, “Keep it simple, smarty”? Simple is the new smart, and it is, in fact, exactly what most people need to focus on when starting a business.

Let’s talk about some key ways you can set up your ageless startup’s mission, values and goals in a way that provides simplicity and clarity for both you and your customers.

Determine Your Mission

At the heart of every new enterprise is the organization’s mission. A mission statement is a short, succinct statement about how you’ll position your organization to interact with

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4 Strong & Unique Examples of Long-Term Business Goals

The idea of setting your long-term business goals may seem like a waste of effort with so many thoughts running through your head. That being said, it is extremely difficult to achieve business success if you don’t set out where you ultimately want to go.

For example, goals related to the expansion of the company have to be defined to explain how to hire salespeople, customer service staff and even the top management team.

What Are Long-Term Business Goals

Long-term business goals are designed to look three to five years into the future. Any well-run business will have clear and defined long term goals that set the direction of the company and short term objectives that drive those long term goals.

These are important to the entrepreneur as they clarify the purpose of the business and help identify necessary actions. For entrepreneurs, your long-term goals must encompass not only the

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