One of the first tools I use after companies decide to send their folks home to work remotely is called “Deputizing.” Accountability and maintaining core competencies are paramount. Remember your management team can no longer walk down the hall or pass by any cubicles. We can’t expect them to have their eyes on peoples’ remote workplaces all day, so there needs to be tactical engagement strategies for increased presence. This is where you dangle the carrot and watch your succession planning come alive. We hear lots of discussions about priming the leadership bench. How does your company decide on who is next for a leadership role? Is it based on tenure, performance, and the most interactive people on the team? Deputize and watch the cream rise to the top.
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