While this is the ultimate work scenario for many employees, it can be difficult for many managers to come to grips with. You may feel like you have no control over the situation or find that gaining a trust level with a remote team can be a bit of a challenge. Yet, it is the way of the future of the workplace, and managers need to adapt to make the situation work for everyone involved.
To give managers some guidance, 15 members of Forbes Coaches Council provide top tips for companies to both embrace and better manage a remote workforce. Here’s what they recommend:
10. Be Intentional
Create a remote workforce atmosphere of engagement and genuine connection. Be intentional in preparing and orientating employees for the remote workforce culture. Establish clear expectations. Make each team meeting count with intentional purpose and opportunities to engage and contribute in a variety of ways. Intentionality is an essential practice, particularly when we cannot readily "see" our people. - Tonyalynne Wildhaber, The Courage Practice
Excerpt from Forbes article published on May 30, 2018.