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 +
Online Remote Working Academy
You can now join our online remote working academy, which features hours of video led training from our expert team. Start learning about remote working, remotely! Please click here.
We’ll guide you through methodologies that advance team dynamics, sustain iterative feedback and help managers to adopt a more proactive set of skills to effectively manage virtual teams and workers.
Being an Effective Remote Team Worker
Using high definition video led learning, we equip employees with methods to overcome common remote working challenges including how to cope with isolation and flourish as a team member working remotely.
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
Supporting teams facing pressure and uncertainty
The clue to this blog is in the title, when people are facing pressure and uncertainty they need bosses and organisations that will support them! A key to this ‘support’ is to create what we like to call a ‘comfortable community’. This is one of our 4 C’s of high functioning teams, we’ve have posted on this topic before, you can read it here.
Three myths debunked about remote working
Over the past 15 years, I have heard three common storylines being articulated around remote working, they are unhelpful yet common myths that many organisations and managers fear when teams are shifting too remote working. Let’s briefly take a look at each of them, and quickly debunk them so that you can stop worrying and get down to effective remote team working.