Overcoming Remote Challenges for UX Leaders

Overcoming Remote Challenges for UX Leaders

Ux teams & UX leaders

Hello there, today we gonna teach you how to come to know about UX leaders over the past year, many UX teams have had to make the transition from working together in-person to working together remotely. We talked to some UX leaders who shared their tips for other teams who are making that transition. What I think was also really challenging is, knowing how your team is doing emotionality.

With everything that was going on, we had some layoffs at the company as well because the travel industry, all companies had layoffs, and it was really hard for me to realize how my team was feeling. So I also had to set up different times where I’m like, okay here I can have a one-on-one with someone in the team.

And really just talk in a more, not such a formal space, you know, then maybe when you are at work and you can see a person’s face and maybe you can observe someone in the team and you’re like, hey their energy has been down for a couple of days. Maybe there’s something going on there. Maybe I need to do a double click and see what’s going on. But here it’s been more difficult to see that.

Formal space

So I’ve been trying toat least have one-on-ones with the team more regularly. Like forcing, forcing that space. I think that’s, that the biggest challenge. Now you have to force spaces that before came naturally. – there’s a huge amount of trust that you have to have when people are working remotely. We’ve always had that with our people. It comes from the top down. Hire good people to get out of their way is really the philosophy.

So, I’ve heard horror stories of remote work that are the opposite and the micromanagement. So I would definitely say if you don’t feel like if you feel like you need to micromanage you are going to drive everybody completely crazy.¬† since let’s say the pandemic, my whole day is just kind of mushed together. I do not have those commute times. So I gain a little bit more sleep in the morning, but I do have a jam-packed full agenda throughout the day.

And I do find myself working more hours, sometimes missing lunch. I don’t eat until later because these are the different time zones that we work in. It’s very easy to just kind of go from one meeting to the other or I have to work on a deliverable for the next meeting.

Conclusion 

So it’s just like one long, long day of several meetings. And one time zone just kind of evolving into another one, into the next day for the other time zones. So we have kind of a rocky start, but i think we’re, we’re kind of, we set up a weekly cadence to get that communication and that, you know, synchronization up and running.

 

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