Management and leadership issues for global organisations. I am building a collection of research and evidence related to those issues, adding to them my insight from my professional experience in 12 organisations of different sizes across private, non-profit and public sectors.

How the pandemic is forcing managers to work harder

So managers have a lot more work to do in responding to the pandemic. Executives need to tailor their behaviour to individual employees’ needs. Ironically, though managers may have feared that remote working would allow employees to slack, it may be that managers have not been up to the challenge. Bosses may have spent too much time videoconferencing and not enough speaking directly with subordinates.

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