I recently talked about having regular meetings with your OFS, and I shared why this isn’t an option for me.
After that video, Brent emailed me about his meetings and why they work.
“Hey, John! I meet with my VA every six to eight weeks. These meetings are not particularly productive, but that is not the point. Systems and quick communication will always be more productive than conversations that easily veer off course. Meeting via video also increases your influence with your employees because we don’t always discuss work and projects. Still, we at least inquire about how the workload has been going and if there’s anything I can do to make it easier or more productive.”
Most Filipino employees follow orders because they care about their job. As business owners, we can create working relationships that cause both the employees and the leaders to grow. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a meeting; for Brett, meeting his team every six to eight weeks work, which is awesome.
I also brought my team to Boracay when I visited the Philippines a while back. The best part of that trip was meeting my team face-to-face for the first time. It really changed our relationship. It was a fantastic experience for them and me.
If you can do that, definitely do it; it’s fantastic.
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About John Jonas
John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of OnlineJobs.ph.
Since 2005, John has taught hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs how to profitably delegate to VAs in the Philippines (and get their lives back in the process).
With help from his own VAs based in the Philippines, John has created an outsourcing empire that allows him to work 17 hours/week and to spend most of his time with his wife and 5 kids.
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