Leading hybrid teams is no easy feat, but with business coach Scot Rourke’s tips on effective virtual leadership, your team will be able to manage this change with ease.
Although more and more people are returning to offices for work, there’s a growing number of people who plan on incorporating work-from-home days into their post-pandemic work plans. The added flexibility certainly takes some of the stress off of young families or cautious employees, but it might leave work teams scratching their heads in terms of managing all the moving pieces.
Have no fear, managers! With some gentle encouragement and open communication, leading hybrid teams does not have to be a stressful task. Start by communicating openly with your team about your expectations with working from home and establish individualized plans as to how you’ll stay connected online. Most employees will appreciate the time and attention you give them to work around their busy schedules. With cloud-based work programs like the Google Suite, you can schedule times to meet weekly to catch up on current projects and lay the groundwork for future assignments. Having open calendars and letting your team know that you are always available is a big trust factor that employees will likely rely on.
Another tip is to utilize a project management tool like Asana or Trello. These tools allow you to assign projects and tasks to people with specific due dates and other collaborative features. These programs can help consolidate conversations into action items and to-do lists so nothing falls through the cracks with hybrid work.
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