Globally we have embarked on a grand experiment with remote work and technology. Teams have been dispersed, plans have changed and managers are striving to adapt to the ‘new normal’.
Businesses must continue but how we do business must change. Greeting, meeting, seating, communicating, deciding, and executing have all changed. Managers need to reimagine how they are going to manage and lead from a distance.
This can be challenging because there are no visible cues to the team’s level of engagement or energy. The established routines, that were comfortable and steady, have now vanished. New norms need to be established in order to lead and manage from a distance. All communication and collaboration has to be more deliberate and disciplined:
- Team goals must be crystal-clear and progress made visible.
- Team members must be encouraged to speak up from a distance and feel comfortable doing so.
- We must all consider how we frame our remote communications to avoid misunderstanding and misinterpretation.
The rules of the game have changed, and managers have to adapt.
Learn how, at our free webinar this Wednesday from 11-12pm.
This webinar is part of a Weekly Wednesday Webinar series from Aspira to support businesses during the Covid-19 crisis. The webinars will run each Wednesday at 11am, starting 8th April.
Each Webinar will last for an hour max and will focus on developing and improving skills to help business leaders and their teams work effectively in the ‘new normal’.
You can sign up for any (or all) of these webinars here: www.aspira.net/events
Author: Norma Lynch, Head of Training, Aspira.