If you’re looking for some innovative ways to coach your remote team during the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve handpicked this great article by Francesca Gino and Dan Cable for the Harvard Business Review
Francesca Gino is an expert on the psychology of organizations and an award-winning Harvard Business School professor. Her most recent book, Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules in Work and Life, shows us why those who are the most successful break the rules, and how rebellion gives our lives joy and meaning.
Dan Cable is professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School and author of Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do, which our founder Monica Rawicz reviewed here.
Francesca and Dan’s joint article, ‘Coaching Your Team Through Uncertain Times,’ offers some great advice to business leaders on how they can help their remote teams get through these difficult times. Business leaders can help their employees step back and look at their lives from the context of these new circumstances, and guide them in understanding what new strengths they can contribute to the world.
Their advice includes:
- Speak with the people you lead and find out how you can best help them
- Help employees clarify their personal purpose in this new environment
- Encourage employees to reflect on their strengths and adapt to a new way of working
Francesca and Dan said:
“When employees can bring their best selves to work, they feel more autonomous and their work feels more meaningful…The current crisis may likewise serve as a trigger for individuals to reflect on who benefits from their work and how they are making a difference. With the help of their leaders, they can make adjustments to bring more meaning to their work during this time of crisis and beyond.”
To find out how you can better coach your remote team during these testing times, click the link below to read the full piece at the Harvard Business Review.