RIMS REPORT: Understanding and Adapting to the Needs of Your Remote Workforce

“Maintaining Strong Engagement Hinges on Fostering an Inclusive Culture”

September 29, 2020

NEW YORK (September 29, 2020) — To maximize remote workers’ potential it is critical that business leaders acknowledge that employees are different, that they require different support and that their work style might differ online from in-person, according to RIMS new executive report, “Understanding and Adapting to the Needs of Your Remote Workforce.”

Authored by Teressa Betty, an ERM, strategy, governance and culture advisor and independent director, president of RIMS New Zealand and Pacific Islands Chapter and vice chair of the Society’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, the report shares the perspectives of risk professionals and their experiences managing teams during these unprecedented times. The report also explores the tendencies of introverts and extroverts, team dynamics, personas, as well as steps to more effectively embrace a remote workforce.

“The unanticipated fallout of the COVID-19 global pandemic has seen a monumental shift in work environments and team dynamics,” said Ms. Betty. “Much like our organizations adapt strategies during times of crisis, business leaders must do the same with their workforces. Demonstrating flexibility and expressing a genuine interest in your team’s well-being is critical to maintaining engagement during this unique time in our global history.”

The report is available for download in RIMS Risk Knowledge library at www.RIMS.org/RiskKnowledge. For more information about the Society and to learn about other RIMS publications, educational opportunities, conferences and resources, visit www.RIMS.org.

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

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As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org

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