the remote manager pledge βœ‹

01  I will maintain a 5:1 pos to neg ratio in messages to my team. πŸ˜€πŸ˜ πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

(i.e., I will not act like a jerk) 

02  In 1:1s with my team I will listen, ask, support, and not criticize.

03  I will ensure a dog barks or kid screams on every call. πŸΆπŸ‘Ά

04  I will hold check-ins or stand-ups with my team and make sure everyone participates.

05  I will ask for and listen to my team's opinions before offering my own.

06  We will decide as a team what should be a chat, email, call, or Zoom.

07  I will actually pick up the phone and speak to at least 2 humans each day.

08  On video calls, I will expect to see spouses walking by in PJs, cats jumping on keyboards, and laundry piles on couches. πŸ™ˆ

09  I will set (and not reschedule!) weekly 1:1s with each team member.

10  I will set clear team working hours and minimize after-hours Slack and email.

And one final πŸ’₯BONUSπŸ’₯ pledge will always hold true, no matter where you’re working...

"I pledge allegiance, to the cup, that holds my caffeine.

And to the drink, which it contains, one container, full of coffee, indispensable, with energy and caffeine for me."  β˜•β˜•β˜•

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Don't let your team slip away.  πŸ˜―

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