Managing Remote Teams Masterclass
For many of us, managing people at work, now means managing people from home.
But during this breakneck transition from office to home working, the focus has been on mastering remote technology such as MS Teams, Slack, Zoom etc.
However, managing people remotely comes with its own set of unique challenges and getting the most from people that you rarely meet face to face is something that stretches many leaders.
During this course, you will discover the core components of remote team management including recruiting, communication, performance, and culture. You will also explore the principles of management and types of management systems. Finally, you'll learn the fundamentals of implementation and some tools to help you along the way.
When you complete this masterclass, you will have a solid understanding of the theory of remote team management, as well as practical experience from completing the exercises found throughout the course.
Duration & Format
3 x 90 minute sessions delivered during the course of a day.
This course can be delivered live online by a trainer for up to 12 delegates from your organisation.
This course is suitable for individuals who are managing remote teams or soon to manage remote teams within their organisation. Knowing how to effectively manage remote teams has become an essential management skill if you want access to the best talent available worldwide and to keep up with a more and more competitive work environment. This course, Managing Remote Teams, comes as a solution to that problem, tackling it from multiple perspectives.
Those attending will learn about the benefits and misconceptions of remote work, then move to the core components, recruiting, communication, productivity, and culture. The approaches used will practical and fun.
We will cover things starting from principles, then go over the systems and the implementation of those principles, and then choose the right tools to make your life easier.
By the end of the course, you will be able to effectively recruit a strong and dedicated team and significantly change for the better your recruiting process. You will also improve your communication skills to facilitate collaboration and making fast progress towards your goals, and you will learn to create systems specific to remote work that are non-disruptive, efficient, and have the right balance of work and social interaction that all healthy workplaces must have.
While the course has a strong focus on performance and getting things done, it doesn't neglect the culture side of things and how to make your team feel as a team, although thousands of miles apart.
Typical Topics Covered include:
- Effective communications and collaboration
- Ensuring work / team visibility
- Technology for Remote working
- Building a team identity, culture and trust
- Accountability and performance
- Developing people, recognition and praise
- Leadership and leadership styles including the key mindset shift needed
- Managing different types of remote workers
- Recognizing and managing isolation, stress and anxiety in others