For leaders whose teams normally share an office, this can present a host of new challenges: How can one lead effectively when employees are greeting each other with instant messages rather than handshakes? When meetings are held via Microsoft Teams rather than face-to-face?
Many companies were wary of the rise of remote work a long time before the Corona epidemic. Until the start of this year, nearly 4.7 million American employees weren’t working in a physical office space – instead they work remotely. This increasingly popular workforce trend has grown by 159% over the past 12 years and it doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon, especially after the Coronavirus pandemic began in spring 2020.