post-title How to Manage Your Team Better Now That You Only See Them Online

How to Manage Your Team Better Now That You Only See Them Online

How to Manage Your Team Better Now That You Only See Them Online
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Many small business owners have a hard time managing and communicating with their team even before the coronavirus forced everyone to work remotely.

On the Small Business Radio Show this week, I interviewed Samantha Ettus who has devoted her career to advocating and supporting entrepreneurs in the pursuit of their dreams. Her latest book is “The Pie Life: A Guilt Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction”.

Sam believes that in this difficult environment “tension and anxiety are contagious”. She says that you need to communicate “fluidly” to the team. Show that them that you are human too by being vulnerable. Sam suggests telling them that the business will survive this, and you will do it together. “

Times of uncertainty like with the coronavirus breed terror among your staff, especially when they are physically isolated. Sam directs owners to communicate your company’s outlook and what direction you are going. She suggests that if you are a restaurant what does it mean to focus on takeout and delivery. If you have a clothing boutique and customers are not leaving their home to get dressed up, do you need to switch to selling loungewear?

How to Manage Your Team Online

According to Sam, this is the time to build a new level of trust with employees. Use daily or weekly zoom calls to set expectations of the job they should be doing and track their progress on hitting specific goals.

Sam says it is impossible to carry employees who do not pull their weight. She sums it up by saying that every owner needs to “pick the winners; identify the strongest and most efficient people on your team and reward them with greater responsibility”. It is a reality that you will need to let go anyone who is not ultra-necessary to your organization. If you must lay people off, make sure the remaining team members have the security of knowing they are not in jeopardy.

Listen to the entire episode on the Small Business Radio Show.


About Juan Rodulfo

Defined by Nature: Planet Earth Habitant, Human, Son of Eladio Rodulfo & Briceida Moya, Brother of Gabriela, Gustavo & Katiuska, Father of Gabriel & Sofia; Defined by the Society: Venezuelan Citizen (Human Rights Limited by default), Friend of many, Enemy of few, Neighbor, Student/Teacher/Student, Worker/Supervisor/Manager/Leader/Worker, Husband of Katty/ Ex-Husband of K/Husband of Yohana; Defined by the US Immigration System: Legal Alien; Defined by the Gig Economy: Independent Contractor Form 1099; Studies in classroom: Master Degree in Human Resources Management, English, Chinese Mandarin; Studies at the real world: Human Behavior; Studies at home: Webmaster SEO, Graphic Web Apps Design, Internet & Social Media Marketing, Video Production, You Tube Branding, Trading, Import-Exports, Affiliate Marketing, Cooking, Laundry, Home Cleaning; Work experience: Public-Private-Entrepreneur Sectors; Other Definitions: Bitcoin Evangelist, Human Rights Peace and Love Advocate. Author of: Why Maslow: How to use his theory to stay in Power Forever (EN/SP); Asylum Seekers (EN/SP); Manual for Gorillas: 9 Rules to be the “Fer-pect” Dictator (EN/SP); Why you must Play the Lottery (EN/SP); Para Español Oprima #2: Speaking Spanish in Times of Xenophobia (EN/SP). Social Media profiles: Twitter/FB/Instagram/VK/Linkedin/Sina Weibo: @rodulfox
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