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4 Principles to Manage Remote Employees

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1 Don't Phone It In: Four Principles to Manage Remote Employees | A 2015 Gallup poll revealed that 37% of employees in the United States now work remotely compared to only 9% back in 1995. The increasing number of remote employees might lead us to think that we're more connected than ever. But is that really the case? Has technology improved how well we connect with one another? If we take a closer look, we'll see that we're more disconnected than ever. • As the speed of doing business increases, companies are over-relying on e-communication instead of personal discussions. This is delaying decisions and increasing misunderstandings. • Remote employees feel disconnected from their managers because they don't have a strong relationship. • Remote leaders and their employees are struggling to understand each other. Since they're not face-to-face, it's challenging for them to accurately interpret what's being said. So much information is lost without visual and vocal cues. In order to lead well, you have to be connected with your remote employees, engaging their hearts and minds. How do you build an authentic connection when so many factors are working against you? If you're a remote leader, it may be simpler than you think. Although leading remotely is harder than leading in person, it's still doable. Below are four suggestions that can make remote leadership easier and more effective. by Alan Fine | InsideOut Development Founder and President DON'T PHONE IT IN: Four Principles To Manage Remote Employees In order to lead well, you have to be connected with your remote employees, engaging their hearts and minds.

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