You never thought you’d be here–navigating your business through a global pandemic that has changed nearly everything about the way we work. You’ve learned to cope with the quarantines, the safety protocols and the financial uncertainty. Still, now you’re facing one more potential pivot: the switch to a hybrid or fully remote workforce. You’re thinking: What happens when my employees are no longer together as a team? Will they lose motivation? Will communication break down? Will our bottom line suffer? Maybe you’re already experiencing some of these issues–but it doesn’t have to be this way. The core principles of the Great Game of Business®–educating and empowering employees to think and act like owners, and engaging them by giving them a Stake in the Outcome®—can help eliminate the risk of disengagement that comes with remote work.
Originally published in AEPNow on Monday, January 4, 2021 A Shreveport line mechanic installs new equipment on a pole near Line Avenue. Shreveport construction crews are completing capital projects at a faster pace than ever before thanks to a strategy that helps them understand the financial impact of their work. This year, the Shreveport District initiated a weekly schedule of pole replacements and other projects to build long-term assets.