When Team Members Are in Remote Locations 5. 341 The team leader maintains personal contact with all members.Joseph plans his regular office schedule so that he can go out in the field with sales reps, hold motivational meetings, and discuss special problems. He makes occasional unannounced visits, just to say "hello" and let them know that he's personally interested in them. These principles can be helpful not only with salespeople, but with all team members who work in remote locations. Making Telecommuting Work As part of my research in preparing this book, I asked several team leaders who work with tele- commuters the secrets of their success. Heads Up! Don't overlook your telecommuters. They are as much a part of the team as people who work side by side in the office. Treat them accordingly.