Organizational Effectiveness at a Distance

As we all had to adapt quickly to a new way of working due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us found ourselves faced with the reality of having to telecommute, perhaps for the first time. There are a number of challenges to trying to perform our duties remotely—from technology glitches (or lack of expertise) to at-home distractions, and everything in between.

Linked on this page are some resources to help navigate working remotely.

For Supervisors

Leadership for the Virtual Office
Charles Meyer from the Office of Strategic Consulting offers insights on supervising telecommuting employees based on his own extensive experience.

Supervising Remotely
Learning and Talent Development in the Office of Human Resources has developed a collection of best practices and resources for supervising others who are working remotely.

Leading Teams During Disruption
Learning and Talent Development offers additional tools and recommendations to help managers and supervisors respond to their team’s needs, while also taking care of their own well-being.

“You may not control all of the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

— Maya Angelou

Need Help?

If you need assistance implementing strategies or best practices to maintain your unit’s organizational effectiveness while telecommuting, the Office of Strategic Consulting is here to help. Contact us at