[FLR] | |The Emotionally Intelligent Manager’s Guide to Leading Remote Teams

Happy Friday!
 
Working remotely is something that has had to grow on me since I spent most of my professional career working in an office. Once I started our firm I wanted to create a more flexible model as we are a national organization.
 
It all started with economics. Why pay for a bunch of office spaces when we are at client sites more often than in the office? Then it evolved as I discovered how much more productive our team could be when given more flexible options.
 
We’re not alone. According to Gallup there has been an increase from 39% to 43% of employees working remotely over the past 3 years. The other interesting thing Gallup observed was those employees that worked offsite 3-4 days per week reported a higher engagement in their work.
 
It also is the solution to that frustrating question of work-life balance. Even the reluctant convert such as myself can see this benefit.
 

FastCompany | The Emotionally Intelligent Manager’s Guide to Leading Remote Teams

 

Entrepreneur | 5 Essential Keys to Leading a Remote Workforce

 

Forbes | 6 Traits Of Leaders Who Successfully Manage Remote Employees

 

FLR Friday Leadership Report (1)

TED | Connected but Alone

 

CJ blog | You Need a Playlist at Work
 
Leading, along the road with you!

 

Alan

 

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