“What does good connection look like to you?”.
Rather than assuming what is needed for teams to work well together remotely, it’s a question that McKenna Sweazey suggests be asked to all team members.
On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, McKenna shares tips on rewriting virtual communication, feedback and connection from her soon-to-be-published book: How to Win Friends and Manage Remotely.
Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:
🎙️ The difference between understanding the feelings of your team members and feeling responsible for fixing them
🎙️ How virtual connections make it harder to ascertain enough context to interpret the meaning behind others’ actions
🎙️ Why keeping everyone on mute during meetings may not be serving you
🎙️ How the virtual world has made iterative feedback much more formal and challenging – along with tips of how to give effective virtual feedback
McKenna Sweazey is a Digital Empathy and remote work expert and author. With a career spent working in global organizations, from corporates to start-ups, managing remote teams around the world, she’s refined her communication skills to be as effective in person as from 6,000 miles away. Her book, How to Win Friends and Manage Remotely, is coming this fall from Career Press.
If you’re looking to build greater empathy into remote work, then this episode is for you!
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