Your Failsafe Formula for Leading Teams Remotely

What used to feel futuristic and space-age is now our day-to-day reality.

As managers and team leads, we cross time-and-space every day to provide direction, support, guidance, accountability, and motivation to people located around the world. Let’s face it, we all know the days of “stopping by the office” or “chatting by the water cooler” to build trust and community are in the past.

Sure, take a moment to be nostalgic.

But then let’s move on to embrace the new reality, no excuses. Hybrid and remote-first teams are here to stay, and we can excel at leading them.

Verb embraces the future of work because of how it supports opportunities for productivity, equity, lifestyle, and global connectedness. People overwhelmingly agree. In fact, 97% of people surveyed by Buffer say they would like to work remotely, at least some of the time, for the rest of their career.

Our excitement about the opportunity is paired with a deep commitment to human-centeredness, even from a distance. Although people see the benefits of remote-work, the biggest struggles are reported to be loneliness, isolation, and communication barriers.

Rockstar Remote Leadership Strategies

1

Onboard new team members using Verb’s people skills:

Communicating Effectively

Setting Clear Expectations

Welcoming Feedback

Delivering Actionable Feedback

Building Trust

2

Hold quarterly team dialogues using Verb’s discussion guides

Breaking Down Bias

Manage The Mind

Build Your Work Relationships

Rethinking Stress

3

Develop new people skills together when needed

Cultivate Curiosity

Become More Persuasive

Change & Resistance

Psychological Safety