Ben Bisbee and Kathy Wisniewski explore the unique challenges of managing long-distance. They understand that as remote employment continues to expand, middle managers need to embrace its advantages and challenges. Monitoring staffers is easier in an office, so a virtual relationship magnifies the need for trust. Managers must establish a system that supports productivity, deal flexibly with employees in various time zones and maintain their morale. Though writing pre-COVID-19, the authors fully examine this topic and drop in a laugh or two along with plenty of solid guidance.
About the Authors
Ben Bisbee is the chief vision officer at Rhinocorn, a design house for nonprofit innovation and advancement projects. Certified health coach Kathy Wisniewski has worked in the nonprofit sector for nearly 20 years.