It’s not the remote work environment. It’s gaps in your leadership.
I’ve been hearing from leaders a lot about issues with the remote work environment.
People aren’t working.
Systems aren’t working.
The whole thing is just not working.
I understand, remote work environments have their challenges, but this isn’t about new challenges.
What is actually happening is that leaders are not experiencing new challenges due to the remote work environment. They’re experiencing a new awareness to already existing challenges or gaps in their leadership.
The remote environment is magnifying what was so easy to overlook in office environments full of distractions and busywork. The remote environment has allowed much of the busyness to calm down and provided more time for reflection, which has made these issues easier to isolate.
You may think that people “aren’t working” but low performers weren’t working in the office setting before – it was just easier to overlook.
Systems or processes aren’t working because they weren’t efficient in the office setting either – increasing efficiency was easier to deprioritize.
But, this new level of awareness is actually exciting.
This can be the breakthrough many leaders can leverage and grow from.
Join that mastermind group. Connect with other leaders in your industry to learn new solutions. Hire a coach. Finally make time for the training you need to be the best leader you can be.
Many leaders had to become a new leader overnight without training. This is an opportunity to look at what you need to do to develop new skills, adapt, and close those gaps in your leadership style.
Take your focus off the environment and put it on developing your skills as a leader.