Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Dan Longton of WorkRemote: Strategies and Support for Enhancing Work-Life Balance in Remote Work

Leaders Perception Magazine is currently running an interview series called – Building a Successful Remote Work Culture: Discussing strategies and best practices for fostering a productive and engaged remote workforce, addressing topics like communication, collaboration tools, work-life balance, and employee well-being

Interviewee Name: Dan Longton

Company: WorkRemote alert + support

Position: President / CEO

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-longton-697483

Dan Longton’s favorite quote: “ The number one concern of CEOs and CHROs is that remote workers are disconnected from the organization culture. SHRM Magazine

As remote work continues to reshape the modern work environment, individuals like Bryan Clayton, CEO of GreenPal, and Dan Longton, President/CEO of WorkRemote, are at the forefront of addressing the challenges faced by remote employees. Achieving a healthy work-life balance in a remote setting is crucial but often elusive. In this article, we delve into practical strategies and valuable support systems proposed by industry experts Bryan Clayton and Dan Longton, aimed at fostering work-life balance for remote workers. By implementing these strategies, individuals and organizations can unlock the full potential of remote work while prioritizing employee well-being and satisfaction.

The Interview

Thank you so much for joining us today! Tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your backstory?

Dan Longton : More than 25 years of experience in the technology and assessment industry. The co-author of “Customer Focused Waitperson Sales Training”. Prior to founding TraitSet, held several executive positions: Vice President at National TechTeam, in this role managed sales and delivery for $44 million in new services and training. Have also held similar roles at Perigrine, Digital Equipment Corporation, Pharmacom Systems, and AC Nielsen Company.

Masters of Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelors of Science from the University of Michigan.

How do you ensure effective communication and collaboration among remote team members? Can you share any specific tools or practices that have been particularly effective for your organization?

Dan Longton : WorkRemote alert + support is a unique Assessment Tool for Remote Workers that produces Empirical Data to Improve employee Culture Engagement, Productivity, Retention, Well being, Training, and Coaching.

WorkRemote alert + support lets you know where help is needed (Alerts) and what type of help is suggested (Supports) in these important remote team member personal factors:
• INDEPENDENCE
• SELF SUFFICIENT
• SOCIABLE IN PERSON
• SOCIABLE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
• NEED FEEDBACK FROM PEER OR SUPERIORS
• INVOLVEMENT: BE THERE OR THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Maintaining work-life balance can be challenging in a remote work environment. What strategies do you recommend for remote employees to create boundaries between work and personal life? How can organizations support their employees in achieving a healthy work-life balance?

Dan Longton : Orgainizations can promote work-life balance by stopping to treat every employee the same. Each has different Behavioral, Pshycological and Social needs. By identifying the type of support each employe needs it helps the employee feel Re-Connected to the organization culture.

Leaders Perception Magazine would like to thank Dan Longton and WorkRemote alert + support for the time dedicated to completing this interview and sharing their valuable insights with our readers!

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