It’s no mystery that organizations with distributed or remote teams are vastly different to those with office-based teams. Still, the record increase in companies that have gone remote has given way to new understanding of how the two compare.
One such lesson is that remote employees thrive under a different kind of leader. That’s right – the same traits that leaders used to rock their in-person teams may not translate as well in the virtual arena.
Those leaders need to learn brand new skills in order to lead remote teams effectively. On the other hand, would-be leaders who’ve always exhibited those strengths more quietly may find themselves newly on the forefront of the leadership conversation.
“The ascendance of worker bees to remote leadership roles may provide validation – and even relief – to the legions of hard workers who have, for generations, watched charming colleagues rise to the top.“
Arianne Cohen for BBC
In addition to learning or re-learning those achievement traits, McKinsey has emphasized that leaders of newly remote teams must:
Just to name a few.
Okay, so what are the next steps for achieving this crucial environment for remote teams? Do your leaders know precisely how to build trust without borders, create unity without face time?
What’s a behavioral blueprint?
Behavioral blueprints translate key leadership habits into observable, intuitive, and measurable behaviors that leaders can begin emulating right away.
Here is a blueprint that covers a few key remote leadership habits, including ‘achievement’-related skills like Dependability.
Connecting With Remote Teams
Breaking key habits down into their everyday behaviors removes friction from the leadership development process. Leaders know that by emulating these discrete behaviors, they’re embodying leadership habits that empower their teams in a way that is in line with the company’s expectations.
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