With millions of people making the transition to working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining motivation and productivity can seem like a challenge. There are, however, four pillars of agile teamwork can help to ease the struggle:
- Purpose – During a period of crisis, employees will look for signs that leadership has control, and where uncertainty exists, that they are in it together to find new solutions.
- Cohesion – While time spent together should focus on aligning priorities and ensuring clarity of communication, create space at the beginning of virtual meetings to connect with and support each other.
- Exchange – Leaders need to create an environment where having robust and challenging conversations is encouraged, and where everyone has the opportunity to speak up.
- Clarity – Leaders should link shifting priorities both to the changing context and to their team’s purpose, which helps maintain focus on what matters.
Visit this article to learn more about how to maintain high-performing teams while working remotely, as written by Shelley Winter, Global Head of Thought Leadership and Solution Design at YSC Consulting, for CEO Today.