WFH Series: Keeping Morale Up on Your (Newly) Remote Team
Anyone tired of work-from-home posts yet? A lot of them talk about how to stay productive and focused, which is a great perspective for your employees. What about looking at things from a management point of view? My husband works for a really large organization with a hard core “we don’t work remote” policy and yet here we are, creating a second office and trying to hold video conference calls in different rooms at the same time thanks to COVID-19.
What’s different between him and I is that I do this all the time! Mark and I manage a team that is spread out across the US – literally from Alaska to Long Island, from Canada to Florida and everywhere in between. I travel a LOT and so I can set up shop just about anywhere and feel comfortable and productive. On the flip side, my husband’s team is within arm’s reach more often than not. He looked at me across the dinner table last night and asked – How do you keep your team engaged ?