Concerns about coronavirus has offices across the world transitioning to remote work, as companies look to limit the amount of contact between employees and thus help contain the potentially fatal disease.
Many employees and managers are struggling with the move to remote work. For people who work in traditional office setups, working remotely is a strange and fraught experience, and an arrangement that threatens to disrupt communication, morale and productivity.
The truth is remote teams can be just as, if not more, effective than teams that work together in offices. But a high-functioning remote workforce requires excellent communication and leadership from the management team.
Nearly a third of UberMedia’s employees work remotely, making CEO Glady Kong an expert in how to manage a remote workforce. A high-functioning remote workforce is based on two core values, according to Kong: trust and communication.