Working Conversations Episode 41:
The 5 Toughest Challenges in Managing Remote Workers
I used to say, “The pandemic is an inflection point for employees.” And while I still believe that to be true, the more I study and research workplace behavior, I’ve found out that managers are the most challenged in this situation.
Two years after the pandemic began, BIG QUESTIONS are still left unanswered.
In this episode, we’re diving into the top challenges managers deal with in managing either a remote workforce, a hybrid workforce, or a combination of both.
From being the kind of manager who must set things right when things go wrong, to dealing with difficult conversations, to considering the mental health of everyone involved, to handling scheduling and flexibility, and building trust with the employees – there is so much that managers need to pay attention to.
These are the challenges that leaders and managers must address and skill up to thrive in this not-so-new environment.
This episode gives you a sneak peek at what you can learn at my new course Remote Managing Made Easy. It’s a six-week online program where you will have access — access to the latest research and techniques to make you a better manager.
To learn more about the program, go to janelanderson.com/better. The program starts on January 24 and enrollment doors close on January 22, so don’t delay. Head on to janelanderson.com/better for complete details.
It’s about time we skill up and handle these challenges. I’ll be waiting to help you finally develop many skills to be the kind of manager and leader who can effectively lead and pave the way forward in this challenging environment.
HERE’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DIG INTO IN THIS EPISODE:
- The challenge of ATTRACTING AND KEEPING TALENT
- The challenge of LOSING SOCIAL CAPITAL
- The challenge of BURNOUT and EMOTIONAL HEALTH
- The challenge of FAIRNESS and EQUITY
- The challenge of HANDLING PERFORMANCE ISSUES