Human Capital Management

Building Respect in the Virtual Workplace Forces Managers to Think Out of the Box

— By Donna Benjamin

COVID-19 forced many people into remote worker status. Now managers used to face-to-face interactions must quickly learn how to build and maintain a respectful, productive dispersed workforce.

Employees thrust into a remote working arrangement by the COVID-19 can be grouped into two categories. One group consists of people who adapt quickly and likely prefer the arrangement. The other group are those who struggle with working alone and getting used to communicate solely via technology. Work is a social activity for most people, and many people fear isolation. Managers, used to working with a team face-to-face must find a way to ....