Address challenges and opportunities of remote work

on "May 27, 2020 4:10 pm"

Set expectations, develop staff’s skills, and model the norms you want to see.

 

Few were fully prepared for the closure of offices and branches as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak intensified. With many employees working from home, challenges have presented themselves—but opportunities also exist.

Good leaders recognize the positive side of working remotely, says Matthew Meuleners, executive partner and leadership trainer, FOCUS Training. “We may not be particularly comfortable with it ourselves, but if we’re going to be effective leaders, we have to be ready to talk about what makes this good.”

Meuleners provided guidance during the CUNA eSchool session “Managing a Remote Workforce,” offered free as a CUNA member benefit.