Remote Work Round-Up
October 19, 2017
Working remotely brings about loads of challenges, but one that is often ignored is how to cultivate leadership from a staff largely working from home?
Jody Greenstone Miller, CEO and co-founder of the Business Talent Group, recently wrote about this very topic on Ozy.com, with an article titled "How to Cultivate Remote Leaders".
In it, she writes:
"While positive on many levels, work fulfillment, which requires renewed challenges and growth, can be harder to ensure for remote workers. So how can we effectively manage remote workers and provide the mentoring and development to help them grow into real business leaders?
The good news is that many answers are already close at hand. In fact, you might say they've been waiting for us to appreciate them for years. That's because managing remote workers is a lot like managing your parents — they're mostly brilliant, sometimes frustrating and always full of potential."
Greenstone Miller recommends the following:
1. Schedule occasional face-to-face time
2. No micro-managing
3. Be trustworthy of others
4. Be frank, but use your best judgement
5. Encourage others to read & learn
6. Give space
Anything to add? Let us know on Twitter: @powertofly.
In the meantime, take a look below at some of our open remote opportunities. For even more available roles, head over to our Jobs page.
This week's curated list of remote jobs from the PowerToFly platform include:
"The future depends on what you do today." - Mahatma Gandhi
Ah, the dreaded PIP.
Performance improvement plans (PIPs) can feel scary. They have a (not entirely unearned) reputation for being the first step on the road to an eventual firing. And sometimes managers do implement PIPs solely to appease HR by ensuring that they made every last effort to make a given employee successful before terminating that employee.
We recently chatted with Megan Hansen, VP of People at Smartsheet, who oversee the employee lifecycle from Talent Acquisition to Alumni support.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the company's culture and values, and learn how you can make your application stand out!
To learn more about Smartsheet and their open roles, click here.
A five-step framework for addressing systematic racism at work
The world has changed in the past few weeks.
We're watching corporations and organizations across the world come out in support of Black lives in droves. Many of those organizations are doing so for the first time in their history.
Preparing for the Unexpected: How Maria Fava Found Her Confidence as a Bicultural, Bilingual Woman at T. Rowe Price
Born in Mexico City and raised in Guadalajara, Maria Fava never would have predicted that she'd have a career in financial services. And certainly not in Maryland.
Over two decades ago, when Maria moved to the U.S. to study psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington, she'd planned on moving back to Mexico to study law after graduation. Instead, she fell in love with an unassuming Italian-American her senior year. She married him and moved to Maryland, his home state.
When the pandemic began in spring and her friends (and fellow Carnegie Mellon master's students) started to find out that their offers for summer internships were canceled, Mai Sha held her breath.