Questions for Remote Leadership

Even when the pandemic has passed, the new shape of work will remain. Companies and teams will operate in three ways—fully in person (rare), fully remote (increasingly common), and a hybrid of the two (which we expect to be the dominant form of the future). In a recent course offering, Leading a Remote Workforce (coming…

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Leading a Remote Workforce: Reinforcing Celebration

Hint: this cannot be overdone! In every period of time, human beings love celebration and recognition. In a time like this and in a remote workforce setting, it matters more than ever. What do you celebrate? Winning, of course. When we win a new account or successfully complete a big project, there should be celebration.…

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Leading a Remote Workforce—Reinforcing Community

Abraham Maslow, famous psychologist, made it very clear in the Hierarchy of Needs, that humans cannot achieve a higher level of existence or performance until the previous level of needs are met. The need for physical security being the base must be met before a person can advance; psychological security is next, followed by “belonging”…

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Remote Leadership (9): Building Community

According to Sirota research, one of the three most impactful dimensions of employee engagement is a “sense of camaraderie” at work. In other words, people feel like they belong to something, to a company, to a team, to a family. This is extremely difficult in remote leadership. Mazlow’s famous pyramid deals with the needs that…

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