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The Empathy Based Remote Work Playbook - 5.6

It's becoming more apparent each day that the remote work style is sticking around longer than we originally thought. For some companies, this is a permanent change. Maybe you're in one of those companies, or maybe you're still trying to find the proper way to transfer in-office communications to a digital front. Our most recent guest shows us the changes she made to her remote work playbook.

We talked with Tara Davis about her empathy-based remote work playbook. Not only do we focus on how to make your internal remote strategy work on a practical level, but we discuss how to stay in tune with your employees to see how they are feeling emotionally. We'll share dozens of remote work engagement ideas, a message map strategy, and even take a look at the American Psychological Association's five domain model of a psychologically happy workplace. This, and much more, on today's show.

Special thanks to Tara's little co-star, Finn! You can hear him make his podcast debut about halfway through the episode.


Listeners will learn:

  • 5:33 The new remote work goals Tara established to change the status quo

  • 6:00 Great big list of remote work engagement ideas

  • 16:53 Message map strategy that Tara uses

  • 20:22 The mind shift to make around failure

  • 30:25 APA’s five domain model of a psychologically healthy workplace


Special Resources:

  • If you enjoyed our conversation regarding the remote playbook, you can have a copy of your very own! Click on the link here to get a breakdown of the remote work ideas we discussed and how to create your own.

  • Tara was recently featured in Strategic Magazine! You can read her article for free here.

  • Remote working has challenged employees and managers to keep their same relationships at a distance. Our sponsor for this episode, findcourses, offers interpersonal skills training that could be helpful in building and maintaining your business relationships while you work from home.

  • If you liked Tara's cross-channel strategy, you can easily execute it on your own using Cerkl's cross-channel employee communications tool. It makes sure that employees are seeing the right message at the right time, on the most convenient channel.


If you'd like to continue the conversation with Tara Davis, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.


Music provided by Bensound

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