by Heather Huhman March 28, 2018
I have never met of half of myÂ employeesÂ in-person. But as the leader of a completelyÂ virtual team, it has always been important for me to maintain a company that feels like a family. I want each team member to feel valued, trusted, and loved. And not just by me, but also theirÂ co-workers.
To create such a culture, I try to be the example. For me, the most natural way to do that is to be a storyteller. I'm open and honest with my employees about my life. From what I do on the weekends to my struggles with infertility, they know my story.
As a result, they've trusted me and each other with their own stories, making us a more united and caring team.
Unfortunately, in this age of data overload, many leaders forget the power of storytelling. Don't be one of those leaders. Use these four strategies instead:
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