The “next normal” for managers: How to prepare

Right now, clarity is king. Prioritize robust, consistent communication, and take time to tailor and target pieces for your specific employees.

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 Some stay-at-home requirements are beginning to ease, but not everyone is returning to the workplace.

Most organizations are navigating a phased approach to bringing employees back—some have even offered to allow employees to work-from-home permanently.

That means leaders and managers must have the communications skills to keep their remote teams focused, engaged and productive—for the long-term.

Below are four tips that can help.

1. Clarity is king.  Without co-location, and employees’ personal and professional lives permanently mixed, communications from managers must be crystal clear and easy to absorb. Extreme clarity makes sure your team understands what to know, feel, or do when you share information.

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