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WORKING REMOTELY – NOT A CRISIS – Velociteach Interviews Crystal

2019 - Continuing to look forward to impacting people in this next stage of my life!

Listen to the podcast here: https://www.velociteach.com/2020/04/working-remotely-not-a-crisis/

Are you working from home or managing a remote team for the first time? How has social distancing changed your approach to work? Listen in for a conversation about redefining what the new work environment looks like, advice on managing yourself, and establishing new norms for your team. Hear about some potentially positive lifestyle and workplace changes emerging from this period of international crisis.

Many managers no longer have the daily touch points that come naturally in the office, and they worry that their team won’t be as productive. In light of this new challenge, Crystal Kadakia offers advice about how to build trust, and how to strengthen communication to promote healthy teams with proper expectations. More topics include: figuring out what communication channels to use based on levels of urgency, conducting effective virtual meetings, and finding balance when your office is also your home.

Crystal Kadakia is the CEO and founder of Kadakia Consulting. She is a speaker, author, trainer, and consultant for Millennial behavior and digital workplace transformation. Crystal is also a Velociteach InSite contributor, and she has authored an upcoming course: Managing Millennials & Gen Z: Demystifying and Engaging Modern Talent.


Favorite Quotes from Our Talk:

“It’s already a tough time. So really using this as a time to bond together. Times of crisis are great to emphasize a positive company culture…. Both frontline employees, team managers, and team leaders need to have a lot of grace … because everyone is adjusting to a new normal.”


“So the first thing about all this is you have to take care of yourself first.”


“When you give trust, what you do is you state your expectations and your wants. You make a differentiation between these are “nice to haves” and these are “must haves.” So for you as a manger or a leader, for you to feel psychologically secure that someone’s on task, what do you absolutely need to be true?”