2. Communicate clearly, work on reducing the level of misunderstanding.
The CampusReel team is based all over the world. Its structure is the following — Rob and Nick are the only full-time company employees, but they actively collaborate with a variety of contractors in a lot of fields — design, development, etc. Contractors are based overseas, in Ukraine, the Philippines, and other countries. There is a language barrier that sometimes can be very problematic. In this situation Nick recommends continuously keeping an eye on the communication level and never giving a task without a thorough explanation. Personal talks and meetings are critical if you want your company to be productive and effective.
One more key for a high level of understanding with each other, according to Nick, is — having daily meetings at CampusReel, and quick talks in Slack, Hangouts, and other platforms, which help to organize working schedules, etc. effectively.
Communication is energy. Moreover, it's a way to show your co-workers that you are ready to give them your full attention and answer all of their questions. Good meetings are not only to exchange information but also to encourage people and to uplift their working potential.