This article originally appeared on GigaOM. I though you might like this since some of you’ll might be running virtual teams to get your work done and hence use DeskAway
When working with remotes teams there is less personal interaction and hence it is even more important to keep them extremely motivated. This article points out some things to keep in mind…
Have an open door policy. “I always make time for my management,” Chris explains, “My management fundamentally run my company for me, and I’m well aware that without them, I would have to come in and start working ridiculous hours every single day. If they need to speak with me, all they have to do is pick up the phone, and I’ll make time to speak with them.”
Provide opportunities for career growth. Chris says, “I never want to hire externally, unless I truly have to. I’ll always look internally to try to promote people, if possible. That creates a great culture within a company.”
Provide opportunities for education. “I think there [are] other things you can do,” Chris says, “not only spending the time with somebody and giving them career opportunities, but also investing in them. I regularly put my management on different types of courses, training and things like that. It’s developing them as employees, and it gives them the opportunity to better themselves, and they appreciate that.”
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Last year we announced the integration of DeskAway into the Google Apps Marketplace™, Google’s online storefront for Google Apps™ products and services. What this meant was that you could easily add your DeskAway account to your Google Apps™ account and access all your project communication without having to sign into DeskAway through a separate browser every time.
In the last few weeks we have gone a step further and integrated Google Docs with your DeskAway account. This means you don’t need to shuffle back and forth between two systems - DeskAway to track project communication and Google Docs to create documents and spreadsheets. With the Google Doc integration you can easily add and update your Google Docs right from your projects!
We think this will help you simplify work and centralize your project work even more.
Check out more information and videos on getting your Google Docs to show up in your projects here.
Hope you like this addition!
The DeskAway Team
PS: For those of you who would like to know more about the Google App integration please see this page.