Collaborations are effective when there is consistency, you’d agree. More so, in the case of a virtual assistant with whom you need to ensure clarity daily to get effective results.
The need for smooth yet effective understanding with a virtual assistant. And, there might be a lot of things that you could do better to achieve the best results. Well, let’s discuss some tips and tricks today to help you work with a virtual assistant:
1) Prioritize genuine communication:
Addressing issues is one part of communication. The main part, however, is, to get comfortable while working together. That can be done when you make enough space for communication. Text and emails work fine but talking one-on-one on calls is an effective communication strategy.
2) Establish shared systems:
Sharing credentials and allowing collective access to different platforms and channels is a healthy way to build a bond. That way, you can both have a collective responsibility and feedback. This allows for a robust build-up between you two as you work on different things individually as well as collectively.
3) Confront your expectations:
Sharing your expectations is the first step in working towards them. Unless you don’t establish them openly, you’ll always mislead each other. Be open, responsive, and honest with what you expect of each other to avoid everyday and long-term hassles.
4) Acknowledge and appreciate:
Acknowledge and appreciating the skills and expertise you’re offered is a great way to inspire your virtual assistant to do much better. Knowing that you respect the value they bring forth is an excellent booster to them. They feel heard, seen, and accepted for their skills and knowledge and feel motivated to serve much better.
5) Build trust:
Building trust is called for in a setup like this. Genuinely so. If you can work on building trust, other things will fall into place. You’ll feel more confident and allow your VA to feel more confident too. Insecurity, doubts, and negativity will also be taken care of. And, that’s a lot, when it comes to starting on an optimistic note.
Having said that, we at VA Talks have been working to enhance the user experience for a long time now. Hence, we understand the technicalities of being a balanced virtual assistant for your dynamic roles, responsibilities, and requirements. Reach out to us and we’ll be at your service timely.