Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

Spring 2-25-2022


Post-print: the version of the article having undergone peer review but prior to being published

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Administration and Supervision | Educational Leadership | Higher Education | Higher Education Administration | Online and Distance Education | Other Educational Administration and Supervision


With many organizations and institutions now operating remotely due to the global coronavirus pandemic, leaders are now finding themselves in a position where they have to effectively lead and manage people and projects from a distance. Some are predicting that remote work may be a new normal for many organizations, with companies offering work-from-home opportunities permanently (Kelly, 2020). Because of the long-term implications for remote working, leaders will need competencies to successfully engage remote workers using new and creative strategies, techniques, and technologies. The field of online pedagogy has useful applications for engaging remote teams particularly in areas of communication, community-building, and retention. This chapter presents some lessons from online teaching that can be applied to leading a remote workforce. Women leaders in higher education institutions who have had to shift to leading teams remotely can find useful applications from the field of online teaching to their own remote workplace contexts, particularly from the literature of online student engagement.