As supervisors, it can be difficult to determine how to successfully navigate this challenging time, while also growing and developing your team. Some of the ways that we manage employees may have to shift and change to accommodate for remote work, and the competing stressors associated with the pandemic. However, while the style of management may change, our goals do not - moving the university forward and accomplishing our academic mission. In order to reach our goals, leaders should ensure that their teams have an open line of communication, with regular check-ins and provided feedback. These opportunities will be moments for you to check in on the wellbeing of the employees, provide necessary updates, and assist them in determining what is expected of them.
Throughout this section, we will provide you with those resources to work with your team on some of these skills, through tips for teleworking, virtual learning oppportunities, and guidance for communicating with an employee who may need to isolate or quarantine.
Virtual Learning Opportunities
- LinkedIn Learning Module: Building Relationships While Working From Home: This course focuses on how to create professional yet personal connections with remote team members and how to satisfy that missing element of closeness that people get when they are together at work. Productivity expert Dave Crenshaw explains how to reach out to others, be authentic online, build a great reputation, and make meaningful connections with your peers.
- LinkedIn Learning Module: Managing Remote Teams: Setting Expectations, Behaviors, and Habits: This course outlines best practices on how to provide employees with the trust, tools, and structure they need to be successful in a virtual environment.
- LinkedIn Learning Module: Vulnerability and Presence when Working from Home: In these challenging times, leaders have to maintain a careful balancing act—balancing vulnerability and presence, authority and empathy—to truly connect with remote employees and keep their businesses moving in the right direction. This course collects timely, relevant advice for leading virtual teams and projects.
- COVID-19 Workplace Resources
- Employee Handbook
- Manager Resources
- Equal Employment Opportunity & Access
- HR Forms
- HR Systems
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