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Right now, telecommuting or remote working has become more than a trend. As a result, team leads, managers, colleagues and clients find themselves struggling to navigate the world of working from home.

Honestly, if it’s the first time you’ve ever had to do so and didn’t have a lot of time to prepare, it can be intimidating and overwhelming.

Managing a remote team comes with its own set of challenges from performance and communication to collaboration, building rapport, workload and time management. So, what’s the trick? What do businesses need to be ready for the realities of distributed and virtual interactions?


Here’s a list of tips that will help you set yourself up for success:


Have a Check-in

Whether with employees or colleagues, these meetings should be one-on-one and face-to-face via video. The purpose is simple – set the agenda, provide the feedback and offer resources your team needs to be productive and efficient. Alternatively, renting office space from a business center can help provide a temporary, professional space with distance for in person meetings.


Effective communication on a regular basis is the building block of any strong team. If you’re used to working in an office environment, one of the hardest things about working from home is loneliness and isolation. Knowledge sharing, company news and team bonding between colleagues can fall to the wayside if you’re only using virtual messaging platforms.

Take Advantage of Technology  

Keeping everyone connected is easier than ever these days. While email and text message might be short term solutions, tools like Slack, Microsoft Teams and Google Meetup are far better suited for collaboration and communication.


Simple tasks like keeping on top of project updates or working on a document together can be tricky when you work remotely. Without a true office environment, using tools like Monday, Timely and Trello can improve project and resource management, KPI tracking, invoicing and prioritizing tasks.

Focus on Outcomes, Not Activity

It’s not possible to manage every aspect of the work done by a remote team. Moreover, you shouldn’t be trying to manage every aspect of everyone’s work, especially when your team and colleagues are situated in different locations. Instead of focusing on activity or hours worked, focus on outcomes and completed projects.

Be Flexible

It’s important to understand that everyone has a lot going on right now. That’s not an excuse for laziness or procrastination. But it is a reason to reconsider what productivity really looks like. Punching a clock for 8 hours is out. For many people, regular work hours are probably as well. Instead, trust your team and colleagues. Give them freedom and flexibility to get work done on a schedule that helps them be the most productive.

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If you are managing a team remotely, try incorporating some of these strategies to be more successful overall. Additionally, consider utilizing a professional business center. Shared office spaces offer casual hire programs to non-members or basic virtual plans with access to boardrooms. It’s important to have regular check-ins and consistent communication with your colleagues and teams. Renting office space or having a virtual plan could be just the thing to help you focus on your business and the people who help it develop and grow.



Vancouver Office Space

Guinness Business Centre offers you a Vancouver office rental space that matches your commercial real estate needs. The workspace requirements of setting up a new office, relocating from an old office or working as a dynamic team on-the-go, can be a challenge. We provide you with the right office rental space in Vancouver that suit your needs and budget. Our customized lease solutions can cater to businesses looking to set up a private Vancouver downtown office. We also cater to those looking for more modern virtual office options and even those looking to find a balance between modern and traditional conventions by opting for co-working spaces.

Explore the possibilities that we have on offer. We cater to a varied range of office rental space types and offer different workspace solution packages because we understand that office rental space requirements are different for each business.

Select and customize your Vancouver office rental space preferences by size, space, amenities, availability or even location and allow us to do the rest. Guinness Business Centre enables you to work more productively and flexibly as we take complete control of securing the right office rental space to suit you and your team.

Vancouver Co-working Space

We provide businesses in Vancouver with the best office rental space. Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, or you have a dedicated team at your beck and call, we’ll provide you with the right Vancouver office rental space that fits your needs and budget.

With an array of elegant and distinguished offices available for rent in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Guinness Business Centre offers a traditional alternative to co-working. Contact us today and take a tour of what we have to offer.

Our Vancouver Co-working office spaces are aesthetically and beautifully designed offices with open areas that can fit teams of various sizes – large or small. The co-working space is fully decked with shared and furnished amenities such as pantries, kitchens, bathrooms, with the option of adding conference rooms or meeting rooms for your team.

Vancouver Shared Office

We offer a prestigious selection of office rental space in Vancouver suitable for conferences, co-working, shared office spaces or private office rental. Visit us for a consultation to get more information on our flexible terms. Whether you are a dynamic enterprise looking for a satellite shared Vancouver office or whether you are an established company looking for more traditional yet convenient alternatives such as a Vancouver co-working space, we offer an office rental space that will match your need.

Vancouver Virtual Office

A Vancouver virtual office plants your business in the heart of downtown Vancouver whilst giving you the flexibility to spread your reach to anywhere across the globe. We provide you with a secured physical location and address in a local Vancouver office rental space, whilst giving you the freedom to operate and expand internationally. The support and foundation of having an established Vancouver virtual office is beneficial whether a company is simply starting up or already thriving and seeking to place one of its global branches in a Vancouver downtown office.