Today's Challenges In Virtual Leadership

  • Ezra
  • October 27th, 2020

Ezra's white paper on today's challenges of virtual leadership showcases the key concerns of leadership teams with effectively managing a remote workforce.

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Today’s Challenges In Virtual Leadership
The Future Of Virtual Leadership white paper

Free White Paper The Future Of Virtual Leadership (2020)

Explore what it takes for a leader to be successful in this remote environment and how they can continue to build teams that thrive with the aid of online coaching.

1 out of 5 HR leaders were concerned about the challenge of transitioning from onsite to remote working. Of these

  • 17% worried about keeping employees engaged
  • 7% worried about keeping employees productive
  • 5% worried about keeping employees connected

Interestingly, 80% of employees have said they would now turn down a job offer that did not offer any degree of flexible working. In addition, 80% of leaders think that productivity has improved thanks to flexible working. By comparison, 1/3 of employees think that their manager’s response to remote management isn’t that effective.

What are the managers of remote workers mainly concerned about?

  • 82% worry about reduced employee productivity
  • 82% worry about reduced employee focus
  • 81% worry about reduced employee satisfaction

These concerns are valid ones for management staff. Research shows that disengaged workers have

  • 37% higher absenteeism
  • 18% lower productivity
  • 15% lower profitability

In fact a disengaged worker costs their company 34% of the annual salary, or $3400 for every $10,000 that they make.

Key virtual leadership skills are

  • Communication
  • Resourcefulness
  • Empathy
  • Motivation

How can virtual coaching help virtual leaders?

  • 86% of companies see a positive ROI from coaching
  • 80% of people who receive coaching are more self confident
  • 70% of people who receive coaching see improved performance

This type of tech-aided e-learning, such as a coaching app, helps to solve significant problems in a virtual leadership/virtual working environment:

  • Solves recognition
  • Manages development
  • Improves employee experience
  • Develops empathy
  • Builds trust

Download the white paper here.

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