Remote Leadership - Leadership at a distance
What does remote leading mean?
Remote managers rarely see their team members in person. Collaboration takes place primarily via digital channels. This has become more and more the norm since the COVID-19 pandemic. For managers who were previously used to working together in the office, this can often present particular challenges at the outset. Digital team collaboration requires a lot of trust and leaves no room for micromanagement. At the same time, achieving a good team spirit and perceiving the needs of the employees can be very challenging digitally.
What challenges does remote leadership present?
Leadership at a distance does not require a new leadership style but rather an expansion of one’s own competencies and an adjustment of the framework conditions. For the manager, there are three fields of action that bring both opportunities and challenges.