Professional Tolerance 101
With advancements in our ability to host meetings remotely – Google Hubs, Slack, Trello to name a few –we have seen increased diversity amongst teams: New tech affords businesses an opportunity to contract work remotely through companies like oDesk and Freelancer. The new found freedom allows businesses an opportunity to access talent from around the world -- generating unprecedented opportunity.
Though the opportunities are vast; outsourcing [locally & internationally] holds the potential to create team chemistry and logistic issues. To manage these issues leaders have to be aware of new technologies, diverse associate needs, scheduling conflicts across time zone, and most importantly – leaders have to practice professional tolerance when it stands to increase productivity and positively impacts the bottom line.
What can practicing professional tolerance do for you?
When your team is conducting business remotely natural logistic barriers are created by virtue of the distance between parties. Tolerant leaders can remove some of these barriers by fostering a flexible environment that accepts ideas and input from a diverse skill set. Individuals who are willing to explore a variety of markets will find unanticipated opportunity. These tolerant leaders will build relationships in under-served markets and drive revenue.
Ideas that would have never been discovered will be reveled in a diverse work space. When properly harnessed this collective energy will bring about the development of new ideas and product initiatives.
Leaders who stay aware of new tech will be in position to implement new products that hold the potential to smooth out the rough areas negatively impacting team performance and improve communication across sales channels.
When you have a group working remotely - in a variety of time zones - it is important to coordinate communication across channels. When this is properly executed productivity will be increased allowing personal in different locations to contribute projects 24/7.
Higher Level of Engagement
When managing a variety of skill sets it is beneficial to spend a large amount of time building bridges between departments. A high level of engagement will help remove cultural barriers, departmental redundancy and insure that your team receives tolerant leadership.