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Leadership Skills for Remote Work

Leadership Skills for Remote Work

Written by Michael Gizicki-Neundlinger | Reviewed by Barbara Hofleitner

Created on: 21 Oct 2020 | Updated on: 21 Oct 2020

News category: "News on Living Innovation"

Michael Köttritsch on challenges and opportunities in the era of home office

Our guest in this week's Responsible Innovation Story is Michael Köttritsch, Head of Management and Career Department for one of Austria's leading newspapers – 'Die Presse'. For him, the smart home office was already up and coming.


“Many aspects of our working lives were digital already, but the Covid-19 crisis gave many organizational changes a true purpose.”

Our most important insights from this interview with Michael Köttritsch:

  • Even though many aspects of our daily lives were digital already, the Covid-19 crisis triggered the widespread introduction of remote work.
  • With the abrupt shift to working remotely, both leaders and employees needed to adapt to the new normal.
  • As the crisis continues, we will find new ways of leading digital teams and follow career paths.

Enjoy watching the full interview with Michael Köttritsch at!

Click on the time stamps to watch the respective topics:

00:00 The New Normal of Remote Work

02:17 The Crucial Role of Informal Aspects

03:03 Legacies of the Lockdown

04:09 Challenges for Leadership

06:30 New (Remote?) Work

08:13 The Art and Skill of Remote Communication

09:21 Challenges for Personal Development and Careers

10:58 Remote Work is Here to Stay!

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