How many “nice guy” employees have you seen in your career that stay in the background of teams and organizations and are never held accountable for their sub-par performance? I’ve seen my share. This was definitely the case with Darryl Strawberry.
I have managed several virtual teams over the last 10 years and it always seems like a struggle to get the same type of active participation and healthy productive conflict you get with face to face teams. Such passivity in meetings often results in delayed decisions, the re-hashing of the same issues every meeting and less than ideal results.
Leaders need to tell those who are rowing where they are going and why. This article gives four practical communication suggestions for leaders that can be applied now.