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Emotional Intelligence—A key skill for the future, particularly for managers of remote teams 

Emotional Intelligence—A key skill for the future, particularly for managers of remote teams 
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“No amount of technological wizardry or personal autonomy negates the fact–which has long been true for office-bound workers as well–that job satisfaction is still closely tied to having an effective, emotionally intelligent boss.”

 

Source: www.fastcompany.com

Importantly, the article cautions:

  • Don’t forget your remote team members. One examples cites a financial services firm that insists if one person is attending a meeting remotely, everyone else must attend using the same tool.
  • Establish trust by taking the time to get to know your remote team; sharing information about who you/they are as a person strengthens relationships.
  • Talk less and listen more. Emotionally intelligent managers excel at asking effective questions to draw their people out.
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