A well-functioning team can’t function well if what’s important isn’t established. As a business owner, it is important to relay the goals that you want to meet in the New Year with your virtual assistant or your virtual team.
Clear communication is the key to having a successful virtual team. Schedule a conference call or Skype with them this month. This kind of strategic communication allows your virtual assistant to fully understand your expectations and can alleviate any unnecessary confusion about your virtual assistant’s role in your plans. You want to be clear about tasks you need help with and ask them for input on where they feel they can help you. Don’t forget that a virtual assistant’s role is to support you by accomplishing tasks that will help move your business forward. If you VA isn’t privy to your business goals, than their professional input will be limited.
So, schedule an hour to talk with your virtual assistant or virtual team and let them know the goals, and the expectations that you have for making 2014 a prosperous year.