In our online, digital world, fixed desk working is, perhaps, a thing of the past. Most of us now to work at least part of the time remotely from our main place of work. Indeed, the term ‘ digital nomad’ has grown in use for people that see the world as their office. But as a manager, we still need to ensure that things are being done and that standards are being met.
How do you manage a remote worker or team effectively when you don’t see them regularly? How can you support and motivate someone in the same way?
In this engaging one day course, we explore the dimensions of a team and how it is affected by remote working. We look at how we can retain trust when we can’t see what is happening as readily as when we are together. We also look at how different dynamics are created when workers go remote and how we can keep a sense of team and retain productivity.
This unique course follows a very successful pilot and programme at East Sussex County Council. It has also led to an academic tie in with Brighton University.
Managing Remote Workers FAQs
Is there any new academic insight into managing remote teams?
Yes, we work with one of the UK’s leading professors researching the impact of technology in the workplace. A range of new ‘eLeadership’ styles have recently emerged that provide new ways of understanding remote team management.
Does this course cater for managing staff in international locations?
Our research and lessons provide great insight into management in a multinational
environment. You will learn new ways to increase your ability to manage and lead your people effectively, wherever they are own the world?
What if my team is all located in the same place, but I there manager work remotely?
This is a common scenario, often times with multiple collective teams spread around the country or even world. This course will help support your ability to work amongst these different groups as a great manager.
Who Is This Course For?
Managers and Heads of Departments faced with their workers becoming remote
New managers who want to learn about team dynamics and management
What Will You Learn?
- The dimensions of trust and its importance
- Task level objective setting
- Reporting for remote teams
- Motivation and how it is affected by change
- Keeping a sense of team
Latest Managing Remote Workers Resources and Guidance
How intimate are you when managing your remote team?
Why intimacy is a big deal when managing remote team workers and what to do about it. Intimacy doesn’t seem like a very professional word does it? It is, however, a crucial idea when we are managing remote team workers. The Google dictionary suggests its definition is a ‘close familiarity or friendship’.
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.