Remote work is here to stay
Is your organization finding ways to stay engaged?
An October 2020 Gallup poll shows that over half of the US workforce is either always or occasionally working from home, and only 41% is never working from home. This statistic shouldn’t surprise anyone as cases from COVID-19 are on the rise in the US.
However, this poll does offer us insights into the future of work in the US; of those who work remotely, two-thirds want to continue to work from home. Looking at additional sources, it’s clear that workers believe that they will have this option even after the pandemic is over or at least contained.
The Montana Free press reported that home sales are soaring. Small towns that didn’t have any significant industries to entice workers from the coast are now experiencing a massive influx of out of state residents purchasing properties and land.
This trend will offer additional hurdles for anyone working towards developing stronger teams and organizational culture. Tools like Slack, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams work well to help us communicate while we are working remotely. However, they aren’t offering a way to help us build those genuine human connections that are the backbone of strong teams.
A framework to strengthen remote teams
Patrick Lencioni’s NY Times bestseller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, has offered thousands of organizations a way to create strong, internal connections so that teams can thrive while working together. The lessons from this fable provides teams with a roadmap to improve teamwork.
Recently, Lencioni spoke during an exclusive webinar about this topic. In it, he shares that he believes the framework outlined in his book still applies to today’s virtual workforce. Lencioni shares how he sees teams not simply overcoming today’s challenges, but embracing them to become long-term winners in their industries and markets.
Right now, until December 4th, 2020, you have the opportunity to hear Patrick Lencioni speak about the state of teams today and how the Five Behaviors Personal Development training can help organizations strengthen teams by developing each individual. After Lencioni’s webinar, you will be invited to experience the training program yourself.
Today, teamwork is not less important. However, the onus is now, more than ever, on each team member rather than the team as a whole. Give them the framework so they can be the best team member.