Over the past decade, managing teams of people have become a world led by infamous trendy business magazines, beanie-wearing bloggers, and Linkedin "thought leaders" who like to preach "best-practice."
But what they fail to mention is that when it comes to managing people in the "future of work," best practice has gone straight out the damn window.
Instead, we now live in a complex environment filled with talking points such as; inclusiveness, burnout, autonomy, and asynchronous performance management.
We live in an environment where words such as employee happiness and personal joy matter to me, you, and every other stakeholder involved in this mission to the moon.
This new world is why Loom has taken it on its shoulders to champion asynchronous performance management.
Maybe, maybe not. But what I can tell you is that sometimes, that weekly in-person one-on-one that sticks to your teams' calendar like glue can be a little overbearing.
Especially if you belong to a team that might be a bit overworked, a lot overwhelmed, and a tad burned out.
The time has come where we need to look at old-world "best practices" and determine if they fit within the new world we now live and work in every day.
A new world where leading teams of unique people involves understanding where your team is today and what you can do to support their well-being and challenge them to more extraordinary performance.
Companies such as Notion, Hubspot, and Gitlab have championed the use of asynchronous performance managment in the teams they manage and the products they build.
From Notion-inspired Playbooks that drive async management to Hubspot's asynchronous communication Playbook, high-growth companies have started using asynchronous Playbooks to super-power their companies, managers, and teams.
As we mentioned before, Loom has been no stranger to this space. A quick visit to their beautiful blog can give you a masterclass of how to use asynchronous strategies to reduce burnout, improve happiness, and skyrocket growth.
If your team is struggling and stress levels are getting high, it can be tempting to conduct face-to-face one-on-ones with your team more frequently, but clogging their calendars with synchronous check-ins isn't the answer.
(I promise you stressed-out/over-worked employees do not enjoy a manager one-on-one at 7 am on a Tuesday.)
Instead, try using this Playbook to embrace asynchronous one-on-ones with your team.
Set up a one-on-one template, and have your teammates use Loom to share asynchronous updates and stay apprised of one another's work and where they may be struggling.
Simple, easy, and stress-free. Enjoy the recovery!
Check out the demo below to see how easy it is to find and start a Playbook with your super-powered team!
When it comes to an understanding when to implement this Loom Playbook, there is one question you must ask yourself.
In the context of Loom, they built this Playbook to reduce burnout and support team inclusiveness.
In the world of LEON, this Playbook would be considered a Support Playbook.
Read more about Support Playbooks.
Use this Playbook, or find an even better Playbook in the Playbook Library that works best for your team.
You can search, start, set due dates, customize and send it to your team right through LEON.
And even better, you can use our weekly check-in feature to understand which teams need help and how best to support them.
Get started with LEON today.