The shifts we were already seeing towards decentralised, hyper-connected team-working have been accelerated.
Every one of us has been impacted by the changes, but in different ways and to different extents. Some team members may have discovered a new enthusiasm or sense of purpose in these altered circumstances. They will be enjoying working from home with family around them and connecting virtually with colleagues. Others will quickly tire of video-conferencing, miss the ‘old normal’ of in-person, face-to-face communication, and lose motivation.
While everyone’s experience of the workplace is different – and, of course, it always was to some degree – then managing your team is about acknowledging individuality as well as finding common ground.
Teams unite around a shared purpose, so focusing the working day on achievable tasks is a good way to keep individuals engaged and projects on track.
Each day, think about how you can do the following:
It is also good practice to create protocols for each project:
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