725-Remote Work 101
Episode Title: Remote Work 101
Remote work, remote worker burnout, and what’s truly non-negotiable—it’s a lot to think about! Let’s talk about the highlights, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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This is The Perna Syndicate—hello and welcome! For the last 2 weeks we’ve been talking about all the factors that go into a healthy virtual workplace. Today, we’re going to recap all of that in a 2-minute crash course. So let’s go!
Remote work is relatively new, and it’s up to the employer to challenge the stigmas around it. By utilizing the strengths of your team and making true connections, you can provide the tools that make remote work fulfilling.
Remote work comes with three non-negotiables. Number one is leading with intentionality. What is important above all else? Prioritize that and be intentional in implementing change. Number two is building trust with your team. Let go and trust that your employees know how they work best. Number three is respecting their autonomy. I believe the more freedom you create for your people, the more initiative they will take, leading to better results all around.
Burnout can be a problem in the virtual workplace. By replacing an urgent mindset with an asynchronous one, people feel less pressure. The best thing is to set explicit expectations and streamline as much as possible. Then, people have the time they need to get things done.
You should also have small, regular check-ins with your people to establish what their baseline is. Then, you can use that as a benchmark to know when they’re struggling and need extra support.
By creating a functional, asynchronous workplace, you will attract a young and passionate workforce that can put you ahead. I wish you the best in building your remote team into a power to be reckoned with!
Thanks for being part of The Perna Syndicate this week. I’m your host, Mark Perna, and we’ll see you back here next week for more insights and inspiration. Take care!