The relationship between managers and their direct reports has undergone severe stress testing over the past two years. Unfortunately, most managers have received little or no training in people management – let alone in remote people management.
Unfortunately, one of the consequences of remote work is that people feel a loss
of connection. Although scheduled Zoom meetings and weekly touch-base calls are routine, there are often fewer opportunities for personal interaction between managers and employees in a virtual work environment.
Our latest eBook, Six Ways to Make Remote Recognition More Meaningful, offers practical suggestions that any manager can use to address these challenges:
1. Increase Frequency of Interactions
2. Don’t Confuse Rewards and Recognition
3. Improve Remote Engagement Skills
4. Create a Stronger Sense of Community
5. Make Meetings More Engaging
6. Activate the Senses in Celebrating Milestones
The ideas and recommendations in this report began to take shape in a roundtable discussion held on February 1, 2022, with members of the Trendicators Advisory Board and Roy Saunderson, Engage2Excel’s Chief Learning Officer. Convened late last year, the Trendicators Advisory Board will help shape the topics and content of each of our reports in 2022.
Engage2Excel is grateful to the following advisory board members who contributed to this report:
Donna Conner, Advisor, Driver Safety, AARP
Charity Enriquez, Senior Rewards & Recognition Specialist, Wawanesa Insurance
Joseph Forquer, Director, Teammate Experience, Atrium Health
Ted Harrington, Vice President Human Resources, Harris Teeter
Tom Pappas, Corporate Support, Pappas Restaurants
Amy Parrent, Head of Global Mobility & Enterprise Recognition Vanguard.