Over the course of only a few of weeks, the world as we know it has shifted. It’s affected the way we interact, the way we shop and eat, and the way we work. No longer allowed to go to our offices, millions of people are now working from home, most for the first time ever.
This swift change has resulted in incredible disruption not only for newly-remote employees, but also for their managers. Maintaining a distributed team thrusts an entirely new set of concerns and priorities on a manager, and developing the tools to deal with them can be difficult. Maintaining morale and motivation, although always important, has become an essential priority, on par with keeping day-to-day business operations running.
While the most obvious tip for a manager is probably to hire well (it’s a lot easier to manage a team of motivated self-starters!), I’ve outlined a few, more practical, suggestions that will make working from home more enjoyable and productive for both managers and their teams.