Why Leaders Resist Empowering Virtual Teams
Many leaders of remote teams feel overwhelmed and isolated. One solution is to adopt an empowering leadership style, which involves delegating to team members, developing them so they can contribute more, and soliciting their input to solve problems. But leaders often resist this approach when managing remotely. They worry about ceding control and taking new risks in an environment where they can’t observe people directly. Here’s how to help leaders reap the benefits of sharing power.