Are you Remote Team/worker adaptable?

Are you comfortable with remote workers and teams? If not you had better get there quick, because if you aren’t you are already way behind the curve. Some managers are continuing to sit in the industrial paradigm. They are breeding quiet contempt, which will not stay quiet long.

Remote workers and Result Only Work Environments are gaining momentum, as they should be. There are no set schedules. People work when they want, how they want and from where they want. The only goal is to get the work done in the most productive manner. These types of team have shown time over time to produce better results faster. Johnny and Sue don’t care who’s in the office when. Remote meetings make meetings not have to be face to face; and for widely-like opposite sides of the world-impossible. For most people, M-F, 8-5 behind a desk is NOT the most productive environment.

It has also been shown in MANY studies that people who are working toward a goal they don’t believe in, with no control over the manner, are highly likely to become mediocre. This is a management = Epic Fail scenario; failure to lead by embracing a paradigm shift. Mediocrity is expensive. It quashed morale, creativity and trust. All major success needs for good projects and businesses.

Butts in seats, 9-5, M-F are not necessary for most jobs. In fact there are VERY few that require this. Get over it. Adapt. Or get left behind.

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One comment on “Are you Remote Team/worker adaptable?

  1. Great points Denise. If you still think you have to see your people or sit in a conference room with your team-members, you are quickly being left behind.

    Unfortunately, “getting over it” is the one critical step that too many people miss, especially managers. If people aren’t paying attention in meetings or aren’t finishing their work at the highest level of quality and within the required time and budget constraints, it isn’t because of where they are sitting. It’s either because they don’t have the talent or the passion for what you are asking them to do.

    Face-to-face or remote, results still comes down to leadership and clarity.

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