Maybe You Don’t Have the Skills You Need to Manage Your Remote Workforce

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If you’re still requiring your team to show up in the office every day, then you might have a business problem that has nothing to do with remote work.

Maybe you’re change-averse. Maybe you’re operating in a culture that prizes process over product.

Or maybe you just don’t have the skills to manage a remote workforce.

There’s no shame in that. After all, most MBA curriculums today likely don’t include classes on managing employees through computer screens across time zones — although that likely will change soon, because of our pandemic experience.

One of every four professional jobs in North America will be remote by the end of this year. In the not-too-distant future, we probably won’t even call it remote work. It will just be work, because it will likely be the norm, not the exception. If you’re not on board with this new reality, you may not be a dinosaur, exactly. But you may be flirting with extinction.

Sure, there are some professional jobs that likely won’t go remote,…

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This article was written by Jay Titus and originally published on