Most managers are used to being hands on, physically checking in on the work being done, and getting updates. Therefore, they are naturally concerned about how they will control the quantity and quality of work when people are scattered about at various locations.
But developing the social warmth, spontaneous humour and social bonding that comes naturally when people come together, can be the leader’s biggest challenge.
- create a vision for the organisation, one that others find inspiring and energising
- get great results, managing by principle rather than policy, boundaries rather than directives
- actively facilitate, bringing together the necessary tools, information and resources for getting the job done
- eliminate barriers by opening doors, challenging status quo and breaking down the barriers that act as interference to team success
- understand and communicate the big picture, acting as advocate for the customer
- effectively coach others to reach their potential
- set a personal example, serving as a role model for the desired behaviours