Remote Working Tip #15

The single biggest mistake we make when trying to gather — whether physically or virtually — is assuming we already know its purpose. Even in our physically-together-normal-circumstances-gatherings, we tend to assume the purpose is obvious. In these COVID-19 times, as physical gatherings are fumbling into virtual gatherings, this purpose thing becomes even more crucial.

Remote Working Tip #14

Good Stress

Stressful situations can actually push us to achieve amazing things; take time to reflect on what you have achieved while feeling stressed. When chatting (Skyping; Teaming; or Zooming) with your teams, ask each person what they have achieved.

Remote Working Tip #13

Learning Cultures are often differentiators for organisations; people make decisions to join / stay if they know you will invest in their skills and capability. Investing in your people does not need to slow down or worse still, cease, because of remote working; you have many options available to you.

Remote Working Tip #12

Remote Working Tip No 12 [RWT#12]

Routines allow you to create structure and predictability in your life. They allow you to feel safe. Without routines, there would be too much uncertainty in life and everyday functioning would slow down. Control what you can control. #remoteworking #tips #routine #uncertainty #control

Remote Working Tip #9

Remote Working Tip No 9 [RWT#9]
Be Prepared

As we all upskill with the tools associated with optimising connectedness and productivity we need to remember to be prepared for the Zoom (or Teams or Skype) meeting changing from audio to video [OMG!]

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#remoteworking #teams #beprepared #videoconferencing #microsoftteams #skype #zoom

Remote Working Tip #8

Remote Working Tip No 8 [RWT#8]
Maintain awareness of staff whereabouts and contact details

Without the need to micromanage your staff, it is still important to know their whereabouts, have the capability to contact them or their next of kin in case of emergency. Even though they operating remotely from the office environment, it is the responsibility of the organisation to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of staff during working hours.

Adapt, pivot, TRUST, succeed!

This week, one of our valued associates commenced a change management role with a new client to support them on a software implementation project.
Initially, an onsite role, however with the rapid changes of the last few days, this has now become a remote based role with no physical contact with the team or physical business.

What is different about this role to others? Nothing.

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Remote Working Tip #7

Foster Trust

Working remotely actually presents an opportunity to strengthen relationships and trust within your team. If remote working is new for them, you will need to provide the support and resources for preferred styles of working:
• Avoid micromanagement, agree upfront on frequency of contact and be very clear about what you as the leader need to know vs want to know – provide as much clarity as possible
• Determine how often the employee would like to check in and discuss progress (this will evolve, but until the remote work feels natural, make yourself as available as possible in the first few weeks)
• Confirm preferred discussion mode, email vs. phone