No one needs another ‘hope this email finds you well in these strange and uncertain times’ email, and you certainly don’t need a lecture on how working remotely calls for a ‘new normal’. Globally we are a couple of weeks into this [depending on your region that may vary a bit] – you have already figured that out. So let’s talk honestly about working remote.
First thing I would point out is that we are not working remotely! We are working remotely in the middle of a pandemic. Those are two totally separate things and require some nuance in terms of how we lead. But in other ways, the principles of leading remotely are still the same. So what are they :
Some we have created, some are people we know, others are just so epic we felt why not just acknowledge them and pop them in here :)
If you are you're not alone. Zoom fatigue is real. While video conferencing has been incredibly helpful it is not perfect. This cheat-sheet will give you some ideas on how structure your regular comms with your remote team.
Digital media has certainly made communicating more accessible for remote and hybrid teams. However, we don't always have the luxury of reading body language and some social cues. Trello's Ryan Sorenson gives us some tips.
Building connection and community virtually is probably going to be one of the most difficult things you will do as a leader. Here's some tips and hints to get you started, including 41 icebreaker questions.
Chris Kaundart from Trello shares his four habits that helped him cultivate better and more effective remote realtionships.
Holly Fawcett from SocialTalent gives us her three top tips to help leaders with remote teams structure their day.
We will be shortly publishing an eBook "What if work wasn't a place?" that deals, in depth with the intricacies of introducing a remote or hybrid work model. Click the button and leave your details so we can email you a copy.