Nearly half of all projects take longer than expected. You know why? Poor scheduling. Not just that, but a quarter of all projects fail because task timings were estimated incorrectly. The problem is that, not only is it difficult to create an accurate schedule, it’s even harder when your team is remote.
As a manager, there are the things you can legislate and prepare for, and then there are the intangibles. Employees, as humans, will also be somewhat intangibles, meaning that their behavior – our behavior – can be unpredictable. It doesn’t matter how well you vet someone before you hire them, there is always the possibility that, at some stage in their employee tenure with you, there will be a difficult moment in which you need to manage.