OW SERIES: Day 21 – How to manage remotely
Remote management is complicated, especially when it comes to detecting an employee in difficulty. Here is a simple technique to identify employees who are in trouble – the “3i” rule:
– Isolation: when employees are less present at meetings and check-ins with their managers, or don’t speak as much as usual.
– Irritability: when they quickly become tense and show increased sensitivity as manifested by anger, crying or annoyance.
– Instability: when their mood swings abruptly and often
It’s at times when the situation is tense that your hand as a manager can be too. In the face of suffering at work, we all have a role to play.