216: Design a Long-Distance Team for Everyone’s Success

Many companies are struggling with how to structure work, and some are requiring everyone to return to the physical building. Yet remote and hybrid teams are here to stay. Kevin Eikenberry shares practical tips from his new book, The Long-Distance Team, on making these teams successful.

Kevin is an expert on this subject, not only because he’s written the book, but also because he’s been leading a long-distance team himself for more than 25 years. He explains how to consciously design teams, define and create culture, and nurture employee engagement, all from a distance.

Kevin is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group.  He’s recognized by Inc.com as one of the top 100 Leadership and Management thinkers in the world. Kevin has spent nearly 30 years helping organizations around the world in the areas of leadership development, learning, teams and teamwork, and communication.

You’ll discover:

  • Why getting involvement from everyone is important when designing your team
  • A simple and clear definition of Culture
  • Differences in creating culture in a new team vs. an existing team
  • The 3 Cs that are the pillars for long-distance teams…and why they are essential
  • The distinction between expectations and agreements for both individuals and teams

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