Did you know that, according to a recent Garnter survey, that 74% of CFO’s say they are expecting to move previous on-site employees to some form of remote work in the future.
Whether you’ve been working remote BC (Before Corona) or you’ve been dragged kicking and screaming into the new world and you’ve decided “Hey, this ain’t so bad, but I reckon we can do it better…” then understanding how to get the best from your team is key.
The irony of remote teams is that you can’t lead them yourself. Everyone needs to be a leader in their own space. Yet most organisations don’t know how to set up the conditions for this to work well.
Here’s what we know people are experiencing;
- The leaders are shouldering a lot of the responsibility. Their people are still asking what needs to be done.
- Leaders have never been busier. Often doing multiple roles and the work of others to reduce stress and anxiety levels, but increasing their own in the process.
- Managers are feeling hamstrung by the distance and perceived lack of visibility.
- Managers are even questioning themselves: Am I really right to lead in this new environment and can I give people what they need?
They are all very new normal problems we face.
What do we need to consider and implement for remote teams to share the load and therefore the leadership? I’m glad you asked.
My good friend Brent Hodgson, who has been leading and working in remote teams for over 10 years, is going to join me this Friday to talk all about it.
So register here for your Booster Shot – Distributing the leadership and therefore the load. Looking forward to seeing you all there.