Adopting new leadership methods is essential to lead and manage remote workers effectively.


COVID-19 has enabled—or forced—more people to work from home than ever imagined. And, organisations are still evaluating the effectiveness of this new work model. Moreover, many believe high levels of remote work will continue even after the pandemic ends. So how can leaders access greater productivity, engagement and autonomy from remote teams? Forbes contributor and business consultant Chris Westfall recommends four ideas that can drive greater engagement, productivity and connection when teams are working in isolation:

A Change in Ownership: Remote employees have to step up in terms of ownership and resourcefulness.

Accountability, Redefined: In remote teams, accountability is more important than ever.

Commit to New Methods: Ensure you’re equipped to navigate new waters.

Stop Playing Favourites: Ensure those not in the office are not left out of the decision-making process or disadvantaged in any way.

Empowering everyone, regardless of location, has to be the new way of managing people working remotely.


Mar 2020 HBR A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers

Mar 2020 Forbes Leading Remote Workers: The Coronavirus’ Impact On Effective Management

Apr 2020 The Conversation Managers can learn from supervising remote workers during the coronavirus