Whether its global pandemic or a regular change, our role as leader remains THE SAME.
We set the goals and direction, provide the answers and solutions, communicate and help people feel safe.
The 3 components to leading remotely
Everything begins and ends with us. Before we can lead others, we have to be able to lead ourselves.
Learning strategies to manage our own mindset and anxieties helps us lead more effectively.
Remember, they are still the same people they were before lockdown, with the same performance status so require the same support.
We also need to work at creating conscious and intentional human connections when leading remotely.
So OVER COMMUNICATE
- tell them what we know AND what we don’t
- set clear expectations
- hold them to account
Continue to DEVELOP them
- who can we delegate to?
- who will step up?
- are there opportunities because of furlough or sickness?
Resources and Processes
Routines are important so structure days as we would in the office.
- Start and finish at the usual time
- Have a designated workspace and “go” to the office
- Communicate expectations with family at home. Be clear when it’s ok (or not) to be interrupted
- EVERYONE should be consistently using the same technology and systems.
And importantly, what are we learning about ourselves and our teams during lockdown that we can leverage for the future?
For more information, watch my webinar below or call me on 07828 496 38