Leading remotely during difficult times such as these is becoming the new norm!
How can you as a leader do this effectively?
Daniel Seligman, Director of Inside Sales at Platterz shared best practices on LinkedIn recently and there are a few I wanted to share: ~
Morning meeting (daily) - See and speak to the team every morning. Provide company updates, shoutouts and personal information.
1:1s (weekly) - 30-minute meeting with your manager’s undivided attention.
Cribs (2x week*) - Let employees take the team on a tour of their homes. Great way to connect on a different level.
Gametime (2x week*) - A 10-minute mental break with the team. We have been using GameMonk through Slack.
Yoga (weekly*) - EOD on Wednesday we host a company-wide yoga session. Great way to decompress and workout from home as a team.
Establishing routines or opportunities for engagement and availability to your team is critical.
This also provides leaders with the ability to share more about themselves on a personal level and get to know their team differently. Being approachable and empathetic can make difficult times easier.
Howard Prager with HCI shares a few key strategies to help you as a leader when leading remotely: