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Our Ultimate List: 4 New Year's Resolution To Improve Relationship With Your VA team

Updated: Apr 20

First of all, Happy New Year! ✨🧨🎆

Are you over the holiday season yet? We hope you get to spend it with your families, friends, and the most important people in your life.

Another year has just begun. And it's the perfect time to start fresh and kick goals! 👌

What is your New Year's Resolution for this year?

As an entrepreneur, it's safe to say that improving business relationships has always been usual on the list. Even the most successful business owners make it a priority to build and strengthen their relationships with other people, their employees, and in this digital set-up; their VAs.

With the growth of online workspaces, the option of hiring an affordable virtual assistant (VA) is becoming increasingly appealing for business owners, but it is not without its setbacks.

Communication problems, lengthy learning curves, cultural barriers, and so on are all common setbacks in working with a VA. But compared to the benefits and convenience a VA can make to your company, these setbacks are pretty much easy to resolve.

So, how do you overcome such challenges to build a stronger long-term relationship with your VA?

Here's the ultimate list of changes you can add to your new year's resolution!

#1: I will ensure that my VA has ample "lead time" to complete tasks on time

To avoid stressing over deadlines and burnout, give out ample "lead time" for your virtual assistant. It is the estimated time for your VA to finish the task you assigned.

Being aware of the lead time for a specific task you assigned will eliminate the stress of waiting too early for the task to finish. And at the same, having enough "lead time" will help your VA work out the best output for you without too many time constraints.

To have a gist of how much lead time a specific task needs, you can check out this table we made for our clients as a helpful guide. Feel free to check it out!

#2: I will double-check and present clear instructions and processes to my VA for the assigned task