Strategies to Keep Your Remote Team Motivated and Develop an Agile Mindset During a Crisis

Manager TLDR: Issue 15

Remote Culture Tips

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Welcome to Issue 15 of the Manager TLDR – the best in management, carefully curated by Fellow.app

This week, we’re sharing strategies to keep your remote team motivated, build a positive culture, and develop an agile mindset during a crisis. 

🌟 9 Expert tips to build a thriving remote culture

TLDR: One thing that remote companies learn very quickly is that culture is about more than ping-pong tables and office snacks. Great cultures are built around a strong mission and values that unite your team. Here are some expert tips on how to foster a thriving remote culture:

💪 7 best practices to keep your team engaged from afar

TLDR: We compiled a list of strategies that have helped leaders at companies such as DriftWebflow, and Gitlab keep their teams aligned and motivated during this crisis. Here are some of their tips:

🏡 Collected tips on working from home during lockdown – Julie Zhuo

TLDR: About half of the world (nearly 4 billion people) is in lockdown. That’s a mind-boggling number. We’re all scrambling to learn and adapt. In that vein, here are some things to remember during this period:

⌛️ Perfectionism will slow you down in a crisis – Harvard Business Review

TLDR: Dr. Michael Ryan, Executive Director at the World Health Organization, has been at the front lines of several global health threats. On managing through a crisis, he says: “If you need to be right before you move, you will lose”. Follow these 3 steps to adopt an agile mindset:

Remote Meeting Template

Last but not least, here’s a video we recorded for you this week! It walks you through an agenda template that will help you run more effective remote team meetings:

And that’s it for this week!

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