Some orgs moved fast to increased monitoring of their people when they were working remotely. This send a clear message that they were not trusting their people. The ones that did this successfully, used the pandemic as a reason to have a dramatic increase in communication with their people. Using lots of forms of communication to keep people engaged seems to be the key.
With the need for more meetings, one key is to organize those meetings better. Some of our favorite tips can be found here under “Technology.”
Some organizations have also instituted “meeting-free days/weeks”, where certain days are used to keep the calendars clear and get work done.