Robert Haynes

You Need to Know About Remote Managers

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Robert Haynes, (2021, December 31). You Need to Know About Remote Managers. Psychreg on Organisational Psychology. https://www.psychreg.org/need-know-about-remote-managers/
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Remote managers are essential in the business world. There are three reasons they are good for a business.

The first is that they help save time for managers. The work that the manager would have to finish in a day, they can do it in a ten minute video call.

The second reason is  that it’s so easy to unironically use the term ‘remote managers’ and it’s also really easy to use it with a straight face and not laugh about it.

A lot of companies use remote managers and this is mostly the result of the digital era. So what are these remote managers doing? A lot  of people these days work remotely and have a flexible schedule, when I was in the corporate world that wasn’t really possible.

Some people don’t have a problem with remote managers, but many people do – at least in part. In the corporate world, your manager is someone who has a meaningful relationship with you. In a remote world,  it’s someone you rarely, if ever, interact with. The relationship is more transactional and doesn’t offer the same quick fake id openness as a face to face meeting.

In the corporate world, the manager has a meaningful relationship with his or her employees. In a remote world, that relationship can be lost. The relationship is less meaningful and a lot  more work. There’s a lot less time in office hours, meaning that the time that managers are able to spend on one-on-one conversations with employees is diminished.

As with any change in the workplace, the manager will need to adjust. To maintain an effective relationship with employees, he or she will need to find different strategies.  The remote manager usually doesn’t know when his employees are available to communicate. Emails are usually the best way to communicate with them.

The remote manager also develops closer relationships to employees, which are based on work rather than personal life.

The key strategies for this style of management are adapting to the time zones that employees are in, and giving employees the freedom to make decisions. These strategies make Remote Managers very popular because it’s a great way to make up for the lack of face-to-face time employees typically have  .

There are many advantages to being a Remote Manager. One of them is that you don’t have to feel guilty about taking great care of yourself. Employees will appreciate the responsibility they are given. Another advantage is the increased accountability. Employees are more motivated to be successful because they are more vested in what they are doing. A final advantage I  want to talk about is how managing remotely gives everyone more freedom.

Here are five reasons why being a remote manager is great:

  • You can work from anywhere.
  • You can have a flexible schedule.
  • You have a higher level of autonomy.
  • You can travel.
  • You have a higher level of responsibility. 

If you are a remote manager, you will have the responsibility of helping your team work well together. You’ll also hold the responsibility of making sure the company’s work gets done on time, and to make sure your team is not working on pointless tasks. You’ll also need to make sure that your team aligns with the company’s work  ethic.

Most companies traditionally have a manager working in an office, and a number of remote workers, who may be working from anywhere. The remote manager is a hybrid of what a traditional manager would do, and the project management responsibilities that the remote worker is expected to handle.

When a company hires a remote manager,  it is important to understand the background of the candidate, the type of work involved, and the general responsibilities required by the role.


Robert Haynes did his degree in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He is interested in mental health and well-being.


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