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With employees out of sight, it's essential to address issues promptly.
One good approach is to lead with appreciation. Harsh feedback will likely lead team members to react defensively, rather than taking your comments as constructive. A study found 57% of employees prefer corrective feedback to praise or recognition. Video is also better than a voice call, where body language and facial expressions are lost.
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Loneliness is one of the most challenging aspects of working remotely, even among introverts.
Managers should find ways for employees to feel socially connected. For example, leaving open discussion time during meetings or creating fun Slack channels for small talk.
Different industries may face different challenges when they have to manage staff remotely. However, they all share one element that is crucial: trust.
A lack of trust can undo a team. Managers may doubt that their reports are actually working. This can le...
In the office, employees are given the tools they need to do their jobs. The same should apply when they work remote. They should have access to the right materials, equipment, and information.
Recreating an office setting also means offering several methods of communication, such as video...
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Most companies embracing remote work also have dedicated headquarters. But remote-ish teams have even more communication and collaboration challenges than fully remote teams.
For example, in hybrid teams, remote employees are often left in the dark. Office workers are...
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Burnout is very real, particularly for remote workers. Over a quarter of workers reported the inability to unplug outside of work hours as a challenge of working from home.
In a remote structure, the home office might be the living room couch or a kitchen table — with a...
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Accept that you have to put in place remote work systems, even if more than half of your employees ultimately revert to office-based work.
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