managing virtual assistant

Challenges to Managing Virtual Assistants and How to Overcome Them

It’s not hard to understand why flexible work, open offices, and hiring of remote employees have been gaining popularity and praises in the recent years. Businesses and companies with a mobile workforce are found to be more cost-efficient and practical—they save money on office space and tech equipment, without sacrificing productivity and time.

On the other hand, remote workers such as virtual assistants, can enjoy the freedom to work from anywhere they find more conducive and comfortable, and at the same time, cut down on time and money spent on transportation. Most importantly, they can have a greater sense of work-life balance.

While there are many benefits and rewards to outsourcing certain business processes to offshore service providers, there are also risks and trade-offs to this strategy, similar to hiring actual office employees. Managing employees you don’t see regularly—or you don’t see in person, comes with a set of unique challenges and struggles for you as their employer and manager.

Here are the most common difficulties when managing virtual assistants and how you can overcome them:

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