Chapter 19

Building Trust and Wellness in the Virtual Workplace


check Creating a connected virtual team experience

check Emphasizing health and wellness virtually

check Establishing and keeping healthy boundaries

You may be leading remotely, but your employees pay attention to what you do and how you lead every single day. You’re the role model who sets the tone for how the team will handle conflict, build relationships, and support one another. As a leader, if you don’t walk the walk, you can be sure that you won’t have a high-performing, cohesive team. Why would your team trust you if you say one thing, but you do something different?

This chapter focuses on how you can lead by example and set the stage for a connected team culture that is healthy and productive. Even if you’re not a manager, you can find plenty of tips for building trust with colleagues and staying healthy as part of working from home.

Building a Connection Culture

Building meaningful relationships starts with you. When remote employees join your team, what you do in the first 48 hours to welcome them to the group sets the standard for how the rest of the team will connect. Valuing the unique skills, abilities, ...

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