Building Better Virtual Connections with Dr. Amy Mednick and Dr. Diane Lennard | Ep #66


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Remote and hybrid working environments, in some form, are here to stay. Understanding how to maintain well-being, increase employee engagement, and strengthen connections in professional contexts as our interactions become more and more remote can be a game changer for managers and leaders at any organization.

Today’s guests, Dr. Amy Mednick and Dr. Diane Lennard are the authors of the deeply-researched new book, Humanizing the Remote Experience through Leadership and Coaching: Strategies for Better Virtual Connections. They’re here to share the findings of their research, case studies, and practical strategies you can start using right away in your workplace.

In this conversation, we cover:

  • Concrete, actionable ways to appreciate the convenience and efficiency of remote work while still maintaining our human needs for connection.
  • How to get the most out of your work breaks: the optimal schedule, length, and activities (Pro Tip: Doing different work doesn’t count!).
  • The importance of understanding how to read body language and non-verbal cues in a virtual world.
  • Zoom fatigue, the pros and cons of the stress response, and the neuroscience you need to know when working in a remote environment.

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