As more teams move to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic, more managers will face the challenges of leading and influencing their teams from afar. Is it even possible?

Absolutely. As a Human Resource Director, you can show your managers how they can remain influential while working with teams remotely. When using video conferencing or phones they’ll want to:

  • Use the words to convey their confidence and control, to give certainty
  • Use their passion and, in some cases, facts, to inspire their teams in the direction needed during these uncertain times
  • Focus more on facial expressions, hand gestures and tone of voice in virtual and conference conversations, to compensate for the lack of human contact

In the foreseeable future we may all be working from home. Managers need to stay in contact with their staff by focusing more on the channels of communication open to them.

Want to learn more, and maybe pass on some of this information to your managers? Download a free chapter from my Amazon bestselling book, ENGAGE, with this link.

If you need a little help, check out our tips for nonverbal communication, read here.