Overcoming the big five challenges of managing remote teams

Written by Jo Owen Tuesday 03 November 2020
Remote work is only an obstacle when seeing it the wrong way. Here’s a few ways you can make it work for you, not against you
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Hybrid working and working from home is not a temporary shift: it is a paradigm shift. Around the world staff say that they want to spend part of the week at home and part of the week at the office. Even in Japan, where workplace loyalty is high and homes are small, employees want to work from home more.

Most managers have no training or experience of running remote teams, except those working on global teams. My research for Global Teams, published by the FT, has proven to be a useful guide to the challenges and opportunities of hybrid working.

The big message here is that everything is harder on a remote team…which is wonderful news for managers. If you can run a remote team, you can run any team.

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