Remote working, virtual working, flexible working, home working – these are all familiar business terms, yet managing remote teams can present all kinds of new challenges.Read more +
Enabling Your Workforce For Remote Working
So how can we mitigate some of this risk? Well our L&D solutions should be a big part of the answer. Watch Bob’s presentation at this years World of Learning event to learn more.
We draw on over 15 years of real world experience in the area of remote/virtual working. Working with various organisations who have transitioned into more and more people working away from the office has given us broad expertise in the area of managing remote teams.Read more +
Our Delivery Methods
Using a range of delivery methods, including interactive live virtual training sessions, we aim to explore and equip managers and employees with methods to overcome common remote working challenges:
- As the separation between work and home life becomes less distinct, remote workers may struggle with a healthy work-life balance.
- Reduced social learning opportunities through observation and conversation with office colleagues.
- Higher levels of organisational risk under less supervision, and a potential breakdown of trust.
So how can managers retain a sense of team? How can they motivate from afar? How can we keep communication channels open and morale up? All of this and more is explored in this popular and increasingly important range of courses for managers of all levels, experience and sector.
Remote Training Courses FAQs
Is remote management the same as agile management?
Agile is often a term used for remote working teams, but it is in fact a project management approach. Traditionally, agile teams worked together in closely located units on specific projects. Remote management or remote working refers to situations where team members are working in different locations, whether permanently or dynamically.
Is managing a remote team different to managing a team in the same place?
Some aspects of good management are clearly the same, but there are some significant
differences that the manager and the team need to be aware of.
For example, working in a team that is geographically spread can reduce the opportunity for social learning (learning from each other) so managers and teams need to recognise this and work out how to counter this problem.
It is also harder to build rapport, but there are several management techniques that we teach to foster better remote relationships.
What can I expect to learn?
Our Remote Training Courses identify the challenges faced when managing remotely and teach enhanced skills to improve the management of and communication with remote teams. Skills revolve around communication expertise, relationship building, coaching, delegating and the development of trust.
Importantly, we teach managers the important skills required to motivate teams based in a variety of geographical locations and how to develop an engaged, dynamic remote team.
Do you run courses for remote employees?
Yes. We understand that the effective management of remote workers is largely down to management skills, but employees also need to know how to effectively manage their workload and communicate with colleagues when they are working remotely too.
Our Remote Team Working Course offers useful communication, planning and reporting techniques to remote employees to improve workload management, and help them work better with colleagues and managers.
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Latest Agile Resources and Guidance
How do you keep a sense of team when everyone is geographically dispersed?
One of the problems associated with becoming a remote worker is the loss of team feeling. We find that organisations who have a great culture start to introduce remote working, home working, hot-desking etc, only to discover that they are loosing something of the sense of team.
3 weeks to the Festival of Work 2019 at London Olympia
Three week to go before the festival of work kicks off. We've a brand new stand to show off this year, although we did have a few problems trying it out in the office! iManage 1, light fitting 0! We've just been granted a speakers slot too, so if you're there on the Thursday (13th June 2019) come to the Learning and Development stage for 1045hr to see Bob present on 'Designing learning solutions for remote/virtual team managers and workers.