From Adam Hickman, Ph.D & Ben Wigert, Ph.D at Gallup
Leading remote teams is a demanding and unique experience. More so, leading remote teams after weeks of stay-at-home orders, preparing for mid-year progress reviews, and figuring out how to maximise your employees' productivity is even more intense.
One of the most significant problems that both in-house and remote workers may fall victim to is burnout.
According to a 2019 Gallup study, 28% of full-time employees reported feeling burned out at work "very often" or "always." An additional 48% reported feeling burned out "sometimes." That means most full-time employees -- nearly eight in 10 -- experience burnout on the job at least sometimes.
Before COVID-19, remote workers tended to experience less burnout than employees with traditional work arrangements because of the work and life advantages to working from home.
But with a new, large force of remote employees -- and many managers who are new to managing remote workers -- preventing burnout presents new challenges for companies. Lead your remote team away from burnout, not toward it...