Make sure part-time staff feel part of the team.
Managing a team that includes part-time workers can be challenging.
For instance, how do you assign people who work part-time to a team or project when they're in the office only a few days a week? What if a client or team member needs answers that only a part-timer has, and it's that person's day off? And how do you help part-time staff feel that they're part of the team?
These are a few common challenges that managers can have when they have people who work part-time on their team. In this article, we'll offer some ideas and strategies for managing part-time staff.
Assigning part-timers to team projects can be tricky. On one hand, this is a great way to use their skills, particularly if those skills are specialized or unique. On the other hand, their involvement can slow the team's progress because they're not available as much, and their absence may also cause them to miss key discussions and planning sessions.
Many managers find it best to...
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