One of the things I’ve seen in nearly all the recent articles about building teams remotely can best be described as icebreakers. These have their place, but I’d argue that now may not be the time. People are stressed. There is a lot of uncertainty. They are trying to do their jobs remotely in less than ideal working situations.
It turned out that she had systematically gotten rid of anyone who had the even the slightest disagreement with her and made sure to promote those who saw things her way.