In this video, Phil Gold examines the idea of distributing authority in a remote team. Learn how allowing others to lead in their field of expertise can build team trust and employee growth.
- Here is another way to build trust … and a sense of common purpose on a team. … Allow team members who are experts … to lead in their fields of expertise. … This won't work with all teams and all circumstances, … but let me give you another real-life example. … Chuck manages a team of developers, … some of whom work remote. … The company encourages employees … to be continually developing their skills, … so team members will often be learning … a new development tool or methodology. … When appropriate, Chuck will ask them if they … want to be the lead on an upcoming project … that will allow them to put their new learning into action. … Now, not everyone accepts. … Not everyone is comfortable as a lead, … and sometimes people will feel … that their skill level isn't high enough yet … for a given project, but that's their choice. … The important thing here … is that everyone is given the opportunity if it occurs. … This fulfills multiple objectives. … First of all, it's demonstrating trust of the employees. …
- Providing consistency and structure in a remote team
- Managing mixed remote and onsite teams
- Fostering equality and transparency
- Creating opportunities for in-person interactions
- Maintaining regular contact with remote team members
- Managing workloads and deliverables