Five Good Ideas Podcast

Five good ideas about maintaining morale while managing a remote team

Five Good Ideas Podcast
Five good ideas about maintaining morale while managing a remote team
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In this session, originally recorded on May 6, 2020, Christine Yip shares her five good ideas about maintaining morale while managing a remote team.

After a few months of working from home, most of us will have fallen into some type of routine. At the same time, removed from our daily in-person contacts, relying on regular video calls, watching too many news conferences hoping for an easing of the restrictions, many may also feel a renewed sense of anxiety. Some of you may start to feel “fed up” with being stuck inside, having a hard time getting motivated to get your day started, or keeping a good balance between being at your (home) work desk and getting a good rest away from your desk. And for those of us managing a team, now remotely, we have the additional task of making sure everyone is doing well and keeping mentally healthy.

Five Good Ideas

  1. Be clear and realistic about expectations
  2. Be flexible and respect boundaries
  3. Communicate effectively
  4. Provide space to “recharge”
  5. Take time to take care of yourself

Related resource:

  1. Working from Home: The Good, The Bad, and The Key to Success
  2. Access additional resources at orgsforimpact.com/resources

For the full transcript, visit https://maytree.com/stories/five-good-ideas-about-maintaining-morale-while-managing-a-remote-team/

About Christine Yip

Christine Yip is the Founder of Organizations for Impact, a management consultancy that works with leaders across sectors to build more inclusive, psychologically safe, and empowering workplace cultures. Previous to this, Christine worked as a Manager at both Accenture and KPMG consulting practices, and as a social policy researcher at the University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre and the London School of Economics’ Centre for Analysis and Social Exclusion. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Guelph. She also teaches Change Management at York’s Schulich School of Business.

 


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