Back in mid-April, I started a series of video tips on long-distance leadership, giving you one each week. Last week’s strategy was to remember to praise your staff regularly. I am planning a new series of tips to start shortly, so this week’s tip will be the final one (at least for now) in this sequence. Today’s idea: don’t forget about career planning for your remote employees.
Career planning is just as important for remote employees as it is for those in the office
When you have staff that work from a distance, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking – “why mess with things if they’re going well?” But just like the people who are down the hall from you, your off-site employees have goals and aspirations. And exceptional long-distance leadership means that you have to help them make progress on their goals for growth and advancement. Even it means that you’ll have to lose them to elsewhere in your organization. Continue reading