Develop a transformational leadership approach - This creates valuable and positive change in team members. It is carried out by motivating members of the group to achieve beyond what they could otherwise do. Transformational leaders have a vision that inspires and motivates followers to achieve important goals.
A transformational approach encourages big picture thinking, collaboration and a goal-oriented approach. Many senior leaders in a global organisation will already have experience of managing disparate teams, and therefore we would encourage them to support and coach less experienced leaders to move them towards a more transformational approach.
In a remote working environment, all managers, at all levels of the organisation, can benefit from a quick assessment of their leadership style. To start with it’s important to get the basics right:
Is your team communicating effectively?
Are they organised in the most efficient way?
Do staff feel supported?
Has work been allocated fairly and appropriately?
Do members of your team feel challenged?
Does the current technology enable your team to perform their job effectively?
Is there a strong culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing?