The future of work is remote: How to nurture your distributed teams
After more than two years, remote working has started to feel like second nature — gone are the days of commuting to and from the office five days a week, the idea alone (and even writing it down) is exhausting.
But as working from home becomes the ‘new normal’ (if we can still call it that), it doesn’t come without its challenges; feeling isolated and plateauing in your role are just two of the burdens of life away from the office can bring.
We caught up with Melissa Romo, VP of Global Digital Marketing at Sage and author of Your Resource is Human: How empathetic leadership can help remote teams rise above to learn more about how remote-first leaders can nurture teams, no matter where they’re based, and what qualities make a good boss.
The unspoken emotions of remote work
Remote (adjective). Words associated include: isolated, distant, and secluded. Not exactly the words you want to come to mind when thinking about your distributed team. Yet, this could be their reality.
This is exactly what Melissa dives into in her upcoming book which aims to guide managers leading distributed teams, whether they’re fully remote or hybrid. With a focus on the human experience of working remotely, the book digs into what people go through while working from home and explores how managers can better support and understand their people.