The gobal pandemic has accelerated the move to remote working, with a report by Gartner predicting a move from 30% to 50% of employees working remotely during 2020. A trend which looks set to stay.
Right now many organisations are at risk of seeing their organisational health slip a notch or two. How you maximise productivity, employee morale and retention, and minimise internal politics and conflict is critical to your organisation's performance. You can have the best qualified people in the world, but with poor organisational health, they'll never do very well.
With the pandemic, so many people were suddenly forced to work from home, and everyone has had to do all they can to make do. The feedback we're getting from many clients is that while the effort has been fantastic, for some it's unsustainable in the long-term. People who are used to working face to face with colleagues in a team are missing the personal contact, and finding it hard to juggle everything (particularly with kids at home). The quality of informal communication takes a hit, and this impacts on morale and productivity. Pyschological needs go unmet.
Many have had to take on additional roles to cover for other team members, or because the nature of their work is morphing as their company seeks ways to overcome a steep downturn, and potentially move into new markets.
To adapt successfully, you need your people operating at their best, for them to be 'in flow'. So it's good to be clear on some of the key challenges for leaders with remote teams, and where to focus to help everyone get back to long-term high performance. Here are some of the top ones:
We partner with individual leaders, teams and groups of leaders to smooth the way when working remotely, and build the foundations for long-term high performance.
Typical areas leaders like to work on with us include:
Working 1:1 with a leader, we tailor our approach to help you achieve your outcomes.
Typically this involves a series of calls, interspersed with actions to take with the team, and multimedia learning to complete at times that suit you.
Working with a team and their leader, typically on a specific project, for example the transition to remote working, or simply something the team are working on right now.
We are always focussed on making sure all we do is founded in THEIR work - that it's real for them, and that they can use the skills learned again and again.
We run remote workshops for groups of Team Leaders who want to learn how to create high performing remote teams in the long-term.
Contact us for more information: we always tailor this programme to specific needs to make sure it's 100% right for you and your leaders.