Trust is an essential factor in ensuring your team members respect you and buy into the vision of the company. As a manager you are their first line of contact with the organization and are largely responsible for providing the face of upper management, especially in larger firms. If trust erodes, faith in the company goes along with it. The best team leaders are experimenting with new, exciting ways to stay engaged during work from home. Whether it's formalized tools like Amber, or laid back hangouts on Netflix Party, a manager who interacts with their team and keeps them engaged increases productivity. My captain said it best: Managers building trust with their employees is how teams win during remote work. Let’s look at 5 techniques you can employee to build trust with your team members.
COVID-19 is here, and there's no escaping the effects that have already impacted our planet. Remote work is at an all time high as city after city locks down. The stock markets of the world are reflecting this uncertainty in the business sphere, with companies across the planet reeling and trying to fill the gaps.
One of the largest impediments to preventing the international spread of COVID-19 is fundamental miscommunication and uncertainty between nations of the world. All of these sovereign nations are beholden solely to themselves and their own group of experts, and while organizations like the United Nations (UN) and World Health Organization (WHO) have sought to rally the world together countries just still aren’t on the same page. Whether it was squandering valuable time to prepare, assuming the virus would never reach their nation, using COVID-19 to leverage political gains or failing to communicate and collaborate, the governments of our world have, collectively, left something to be desired with their response to the crisis.
As the severity of the pandemic grows nations are starting to collaborate more effectively, but there’s still work to be done.
I remember being so nervous for my first day of kindergarten at a small private school in Lower Manhattan my parents had selected. I was leaving the familiar confines of my preschool and the friends I had made for a whole new school. To me, it was the biggest crisis I had faced for most of my life. I remember waiting for the first day: September 11th, 2001.
Topics: leadership, building a positive workplace culture, mindful leader, employee first culture, employee experience, mental health, coping with coronavirus, remote work, work from home, covid-19, communication
If you haven’t been following the news recently, work from home has become the norm across many offices and corporations worldwide as the private sector attempts to help do its part in preventing wider transmission of COVID-19. Either at governments’ urgings or as a result of their own analysis of the situation more and more companies are closing their front doors and telling their employees to stay home. Social distancing is the best way to “flatten the curve” when it comes to stemming the spread of the coronavirus. Take a deeper dive into this Livescience article1 if you want to know a bit more about how the infection curve plays out in a variety of situations.
As a young company, we at inFeedo have always been hyperconscious about diversity and equality in the office.
Last week, I was at one of the product demo (trying to understand how Amber works better; part of our induction program) while researching on some data for an article on the wage gap in India when I started talking with a new team member in our Customer Success team. I discovered that she had done some non-profit gender equity work before joining inFeedo. When she saw the statistics in my research, she was unsurprised.
About a month ago, I was fired. My former employer, after failing to meet expected growth numbers, liquidated approximately 90% of their total employees, essentially stripping the company down to the minimum amount of workers required to handle daily operations.
Topics: toxic work culture, changing a toxic work culture, inclusive workplace, diverse and inclusive workplace, mindfulness and leadership, employee engagement strategy, employee first culture, moments that matter, termination