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.
“Worst since 2008.”
That’s a phrase that keeps popping up as the global economy witnessed a massive downturn due to the spread of the Covid-19 disease. With stock markets in freefall, supply chains broken, travel bans enforced, and millions in self-quarantine, it’s clear that most businesses will be negatively affected by the crisis. But just like the 2008 crisis, this too shall pass and businesses must prepare accordingly.
So how did businesses cope last time? What lessons can be learned from the past?
Jason Lemkin, CEO/Co-founder of Saastr and Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight answer these very same questions in their recent webinar.
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.
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
“I’m probably working harder than Elon Musk.” That’s my roommate Kevin who’s a robotics engineer at a tech startup in India. While Kevin might be exaggerating here, I think he’s not too far off.
Topics: Positive work culture, creating a positive work culture, toxic work culture, changing a toxic work culture, mindful leader, employee innovation, hr strategic business partner, employee engagement plan, employee first culture, employee experience, moments that matter, mental health, coping with coronavirus, remote work, work from home
"This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb, when it comes, find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs.
Topics: Amber in HR, AI in HR, psychological safety, positive workplace culture, inclusive workplace, creating mindful leaders, employee innovation, hr strategic partners, employee first culture, employee experience, moments that matter, mental health, coping with coronavirus, remote work, work from home, saas, tool for remote work
“…I felt like the world is falling apart. While I sat there on my desk with a coffee mug in my hand, I could see my surroundings running in fast forward motion and I was beyond confused with what was happening. I wanted to scream hard but no words came out and soon enough, another customer file was kept at my desk to work on. It is becoming a task to wake up in the morning every day. Heavy breaths, heart pounding to 100 miles an hour, heavy sweating, feeling choked have become more frequent. My friends tell me it is a phase and my colleagues laugh at me for being too sensitive.”
Topics: building a positive workplace culture, changing a toxic work culture, inclusive workplace, mindfulness and leadership, employee first culture, employee experience, mental health, coping with coronavirus