Working remote – pitfalls and opportunities

Let’s Talk Teams


March 20, 2020


32 min
How do you avoid some of the classic mistakes of leading a remote team? COVID-19 is making us all learn how to do it on the fly. In this episode Michael and Chris discuss how you can avoid these mistakes and take advantage of the opportunity.

Show Notes:

The last month has forced unprecedented change on the whole world, and COVID-19 has made working away from the office a necessity for most people. But many managers have no experience with it. What should we do?

In this episode, Michael and Chris talk about their experiences with remote work, both as a manager and a team member.  Chris, who worked remotely from his team and his boss for almost 2 decades, talks about some of his failures and a few successes. Michael shares some ideas to make it work in 2020.

Blog post mentioned3 Big Challenges in Managing Remote Employees (And How I Solved Them) by Chris Zaugg
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