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How 4 women leaders are keeping their remote teams motivated

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Over a year and a half has passed since COVID-19 took hold, shutting down brick-and-mortar operations and forcing us into a wholly unprecedented remote-work environment. Corporate leaders had to adapt their operations at record speed, developing and implementing digital solutions to support far-flung staff and customers alike. As the benefits and flexibility of remote work are realized, many companies’ cultures are shifting. The unique impact on morale and productivity across remotely managed teams requires special attention.

I wanted to speak with women business leaders about the opportunities and challenges they’ve encountered and to hear the solutions they’ve employed to keep remote teams connected and motivated.

Amber Armstrong, chief marketing officer and senior vice president at AI-driven conversation platform LivePerson, says it’s imperative that executives lead by example when it comes to employee well-being. If we learned anything in the last year, it’s that employee well-being must be at the top of mind if companies want to sustain business operations during times of crisis, she says. She does not send emails after hours or while on paid time off, and she and her team have adjusted expectations around workplace flexibility.

During the pandemic, they stopped reporting short periods away from their desk so that employees could take advantage of a more flexible schedule. In order to keep the team on the same page while........

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