36 min

Leadership and Remote Work in Automotive with Mike Donovan of SEMD DrivingSales Defining Leadership

    • Education

Welcome to another episode of “DrivingSales Defining Leadership,” the podcast where we dig into the world of automotive dealership leadership. In this episode, “Remote Work in Dealerships: Insights from Mike Donovan,” hosts Bart Wilson and J.D. Mixon are joined by Mike Donovan, CEO and co-founder of Search Engines MD. Mike shares his extensive experience managing a remote workforce and how it can benefit dealership operations.
Throughout the discussion, Mike highlights the importance of work-life balance, effective communication, and fostering a supportive team environment. He explains how remote work isn't just for tech companies but can also apply to dealerships with multiple locations. Learn how to implement successful remote work strategies, maintain team cohesion, and ensure productivity across your dealership's workforce.

Join us to gain valuable insights, practical tips, and expert advice on adapting to the evolving workplace landscape. Whether you're looking to enhance employee engagement, improve operational efficiency, or explore new management strategies, this episode is your go-to resource for dealership excellence.

#### Chapters
```
00:00 Introduction to the Episode
01:08 Introduction to Mike Donovan
03:00 The Concept of Remote Employees in Dealerships
05:20 Benefits of Remote Work for Dealerships
07:35 Importance of Work-Life Balance
10:12 Managing Remote Teams Effectively
12:45 Communication Strategies for Remote Teams
15:30 Aligning Remote Employees with Dealership Values
18:20 Building Relationships in Remote Teams
20:15 Implementing Remote Work Policies
22:00 Overcoming Challenges in Remote Work
25:10 Success Stories from Remote Teams
30:45 Mike Donovan’s Tips for Remote Workforce Management
32:50 Tools and Technologies for Remote Work
35:00 Q&A and Listener Insights
37:45 Closing Remarks and Contact Information
```
#### Contact Information
If you want to learn more about our human capital management platform and how we can help dealers with effective workforce management, reach out to us at podcast@drivingsales.com. Visit [DrivingSales](https://drivingsales.com) and join the community discussions under the Community tab. Become a DrivingSales VIP by emailing us at podcast@drivingsales.com and help shape the conversation in automotive leadership.
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Welcome to another episode of “DrivingSales Defining Leadership,” the podcast where we dig into the world of automotive dealership leadership. In this episode, “Remote Work in Dealerships: Insights from Mike Donovan,” hosts Bart Wilson and J.D. Mixon are joined by Mike Donovan, CEO and co-founder of Search Engines MD. Mike shares his extensive experience managing a remote workforce and how it can benefit dealership operations.
Throughout the discussion, Mike highlights the importance of work-life balance, effective communication, and fostering a supportive team environment. He explains how remote work isn't just for tech companies but can also apply to dealerships with multiple locations. Learn how to implement successful remote work strategies, maintain team cohesion, and ensure productivity across your dealership's workforce.

Join us to gain valuable insights, practical tips, and expert advice on adapting to the evolving workplace landscape. Whether you're looking to enhance employee engagement, improve operational efficiency, or explore new management strategies, this episode is your go-to resource for dealership excellence.

#### Chapters
```
00:00 Introduction to the Episode
01:08 Introduction to Mike Donovan
03:00 The Concept of Remote Employees in Dealerships
05:20 Benefits of Remote Work for Dealerships
07:35 Importance of Work-Life Balance
10:12 Managing Remote Teams Effectively
12:45 Communication Strategies for Remote Teams
15:30 Aligning Remote Employees with Dealership Values
18:20 Building Relationships in Remote Teams
20:15 Implementing Remote Work Policies
22:00 Overcoming Challenges in Remote Work
25:10 Success Stories from Remote Teams
30:45 Mike Donovan’s Tips for Remote Workforce Management
32:50 Tools and Technologies for Remote Work
35:00 Q&A and Listener Insights
37:45 Closing Remarks and Contact Information
```
#### Contact Information
If you want to learn more about our human capital management platform and how we can help dealers with effective workforce management, reach out to us at podcast@drivingsales.com. Visit [DrivingSales](https://drivingsales.com) and join the community discussions under the Community tab. Become a DrivingSales VIP by emailing us at podcast@drivingsales.com and help shape the conversation in automotive leadership.
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