Not surprisingly, loneliness is one of the bigger problems with work, and remote work especially. As a leader it is important to be aware of potential risk and help others and of course yourself to not fall into isolation.
In today’s world communication is the most important tool we have – especially in remote teams! If we wouldn’t communicate with each other, we would just be a bunch of freelancers spread across the world.
Remote work is still an emerging way of working and setting up a company fully distributed is still not the most common setup. The tools and processes we have right now work ok, but as remote work will evolve as will everything else with it. Adapting to every little change can be hard, but learning and improving while the world around us changes will be crucial for ourselves and the distributed teams we work in.
For new readers: To get started in this series – go to the first post. In the third post of the series “Be an effective leader in a remote team”, I am writing about keeping a journal. I would consider myself an introvert. I tend to be shy, quiet and prefer to spend a lot of time thinking […]
For new readers: To get started in this series – go to the first post. In the second post of the series “Be an effective leader in a remote team”, I want to talk about your calendar. Yes – your calendar. Before I worked in a remote team, I was a freelancer and never had to collaborate with […]
In my first series I wanted to talk about what it means to be a leader in a distributed team. Leadership is not something only used by managers. At Buffer everyone should have a certain kind of Leadership skill. I really loved how Katie (VP of Engineering at Buffer) put it: “I would say that, ideally, […]
A guide to Active Listening for leaders and managers of remote teams.