Remote leadership is a growing concept in global economies. It indicates leading a team from a distance. Especially in this coronavirus outbreak, many companies are operating remotely. Most of the teams are performing their duties from a remote place. So, distance leadership becomes the major technique to lead any team.
Remote leadership is quite different from regular leadership. In remote leadership, there is no or limited physical and face-to-face contact. In regular leadership things like a quick meeting, a hello, a chat during the lunch break and a continuous appreciation for good work can be possible. But in a remote leadership, the team need to rely on zoom meeting, text message at slack or email for official communication.
To make remote leadership effective leaders need to emphasize regular communication and follow-up meeting. It is important to use online work tracking techniques so that leaders can monitor the progress and provide feedback.
The best leadership style for remote workers is participatory leadership. In this leadership, leaders invite their employees to provide input about business decisions. It is a democratic style to engage them in goal setting, decision-making, planning. Thus, workers’ engagement, as well as responsibilities increase and they, feel more empowered.