Leading a remote design team
Leading a remote design team is not that different from leading a design team.
Trust your people; focus on results.
Ask your people how they’re feeling and over-communicate to stay closely connected ❤️
Listen to team members to spot unmet needs, serve, and support.
Over-communicate gratitude and praise.
Be receptive, empathic, and appreciative of different viewpoints.
Encourage co-creation via digital tools (e.g. Miro).
If designers are distributed in cross-functional teams and lack collaboration with other designers, organize weekly design critiques, and use digital tools to encourage alignment, transparency, and feedback.
Get to know team members personally; create fun remote bonding opportunities (e.g. weekly dinner party via Zoom) 🎉
Ask for feedback, and make team members feel heard, valued 🗣