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Barbara Larson, an executive professor of management at Northeastern University, is one of the world’s premier scholars on remote management. She says that the way you manage teams in the office just won’t translate remotely. Here’s her crash course on how to recalibrate your style as the Covid-19 pandemic ushers in this new work-from-home reality.
What do managers need to change immediately?
Trying to require 100% attention is not going to work. This is like wartime. You wouldn’t expect people to be at 100% productivity when their houses are getting bombed. Right now, child care and housecleaning and restaurants and all these services that help people buy time have been cut off. Managers need to be extraordinarily sensitive to that.
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