Our CEO, Heather Kelly, shares her tips for managing remote leadership in this Entrepreneur piece:
Remote work has improved employees’ work-life balance and widened company talent pools. Still, there are some drawbacks.
David Maxfield and Joseph Grenny, authors of Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability, conducted a study of 1,400 employees. They found that 45 percent of their respondents primarily worked from home or some other remote site and that a significant number reported facing greater tensions with co-workers than on-site employees.
For example, 41 percent of remote workers said they felt their colleagues talked about them behind their backs. Comparatively, only 31 percent of onsite workers said the same. Fifty-two percent of remote workers also said they believed people questioned their decisions, while 66 percent said their co-workers had problems making deadlines.
Here’s how three companies we spoke with are developing and retaining remote leaders: