There are different approaches when creating strategies that can help you and your virtual assistant become more productive and efficient working as a team. The goal is to establish better results with consistency for the benefit of a successful and long-term work relationship.
So here are a few tips on how to effectively strategize with your virtual assistant:
We recommend having a short weekly meeting with your virtual assistant. This will help you provide a comprehensive overview of your weekly objectives or review with them some areas of improvement to help you stabilize your timetable as time progressed. Also, having your virtual assistant to manage his/her weekly report can also help them understand your strategies and become more familiar – especially with important or advanced procedures – making them amenable to other tasks in the long run.
In connection to weekly updates, one crucial piece you should keep in mind is the consistency of your benchmarks. It is essential to maintain quality results by observing the necessary elements handled by your virtual assistant. For this, management tools to help remote workers is a must. Whether it be through a form of call recordings, weekly reports, or daily tasks, monitoring specific enhancements can preserve a feasible control over time.
In a business perspective, being able to stay ahead of competitive changes in your industry is always important. Allow your virtual assistants to be a part of the creative process by researching new industry trends, reporting on your competitors’ advantages/disadvantages, and then discussing the findings in your weekly meetings. You will be surprised at the collaboration and ideas that can come from these sessions. There are times to get all the team members involved in this process as well which promotes teamwork and a closer team dynamic.
PROVIDING CLEAR DIRECTIVES
Most of the successful business owners have studied how to communicate as a leader. At some point in your life, you must realize that significant advancements in your career, in any given direction, would depend on your leadership skills. Take some time to find your answers and set a goal to be that leader. Perhaps, you can consider finding a mentor or any volunteer opportunities that will allow you to widen your horizon which can strengthen your skills as a great leader. Being able to communicate your expectations is a key part of having great teams.
Should you need a multi-skilled and experienced virtual assistant to help you with your business, feel free and schedule an appointment with me today.