Month: August 2020

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Four concrete leadership strategies to engage virtual teams

Nothing in recent memory has turned the world upside down for work teams like the coronavirus pandemic. Issues have varied by industry, but managing remote employees has been one of the most common challenges for bosses. While employees working remotely initially claimed to love the convenience, I’ve heard many admit that they increasingly long for the connection and companionship of colleagues. And for companies – especially those that thrive on creativity, innovation and collaboration – the loss of energy created when people work alongside one another is a growing concern. But is it physical proximity alone that fosters teamwork, collaborative innovation and better results? Hardly. Research has shown us that specific leadership practices foster engagement and empowerment. By adapting these core leader practices in managing

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