Mar 22, 2021
The rapid and unprecedented changes brought on by Covid-19 have accelerated the transition to remote working, requiring the wholesale migration of nearly entire companies to virtual work in just weeks, leaving managers and employees scrambling to adjust. This massive transition has forced companies to rapidly advance their digital footprint, using cloud, storage, cybersecurity, and device tools to accommodate their new remote workforce.
Experiencing the benefits of remote working—including nonexistent commute times, lower operational costs, and a larger pool of global job applicants—many companies, including Twitter and Google, plan to permanently incorporate remote days or give employees the option to work from home full-time. But virtual work has it challenges. Employees feel lost, isolated, out of sync, and out of sight. They want to know how to build trust, maintain connections without in-person interactions, and a proper work/life balance. Managers want to know how to lead virtually, how to keep their teams motivated, what digital tools they’ll need, and how to keep employees productive.
Providing compelling, evidence-based answers to these and other pressing issues, Tsedal Neeley gives essential insights for navigating the enduring challenges teams and managers face. Her new work is filled with specific actionable steps and interactive tools, this timely perspective will help everyone deliver results previously out of reach.
Bio: Tsedal Neeley is the Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. She’s an expert on virtual and global work, digital tools, leading global and digital transformation.
In this episode of Trend Following Radio:
Remote Work and Productivity
Future of Remote Work
Digital Work Tools
Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication
The Typical Student
Real Estate Valuation
Digital Transformation and Technology in Covid-19
Process v. Outcome
Remote Team Goals and Identity
The New Normal