- Dr. Scott Dust is an assistant professor of management at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, who writes extensively on business leadership.
- Months into the pandemic, the advice to overcommunicate or schedule frequent check-ins is old news for employers leading remote teams — and more meaningful, long-term strategies are needed to help workers feel supported and motivated.
- Leaders shouldn’t pressure employees to share their personal challenges unless they want to, and should record virtual meetings to make them available when it’s convenient for different workers to watch them.
- In new or uncertain environments, employees tend to mimic the behaviors of their leader, he writes.
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A few years ago, just 2.5% of US employees worked from home. When the pandemic forced the closures of workplaces from coast to coast, this number peaked in June at 42%. Although this percentage