How to Create an Emotional Connection With Remote Employees

What’s the difference between a remote team that performs like a happy, cohesive unit, and one that performs poorly?

Tsedal Neeley, associate professor at Harvard Business School and founder of consulting firm Global Matters, has focused on this subject–bridging social and emotional distances on geographically dispersed teams–for more than 15 years. 

In a recently released article in the Harvard Business Review, Neeley shared a proven framework that has helped leaders manage long-distance employee relationships. The framework, which has five components, is called SPLIT: structure, process, language, identity, and technology. Here’s a primer on the framework, along with some insight from Neeley, who recently spoke to Inc. about it.

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Co-workers who don’t work at headquarters often struggle to feel connected to the overall company culture. Here’s a proven way to help bridge the social and emotional distance.

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