The following article is an abridged version of “Digital Leadership: Leading Virtual Teams From Your Home,” an e-book written by Erik Kruger. Kruger is the founder of an international learning and development firm called Modern Breed.
On 30 June 2020 at 9 am (EST), Kruger will join panelists Nadim Habib and John Sanei and moderator Winnie Hart in a candid discussion about the future of leadership. This event is open to the public and requires registration.
Can you lead a virtual team, an organization, a revolution or people from your home?
Yes, you can.
But it won’t be easy.
COVID-19 forced many leaders and their teams to work remotely.
Thankfully, there are some easy steps to setting up your team while working from home. For example, installing a video conference application or collaboration platform such as Microsoft Teams can help you start communicating more effectively immediately.
But—and this is important—remote work does not a remote team make.
Virtual leadership requires some nuanced touches. To really help our teams to rise to the top and bring the best out in each other we need to adopt new ways of thinking and being.
If you are hoping that all this change due to the coronavirus will blow over and things will get back to normal soon, you might want to rethink your perspective.