In today’s digital world, remote work has become commonplace. With advancements in technology enabling connectivity and collaboration from anywhere, organisations are embracing flexible and remote work arrangements more than ever before. This shift requires managers to adapt their leadership style and skills to effectively manage teams and employees they don’t see face-to-face every day.
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 of remote teams, we still need to ensure that things are being done and that standards are being met. How can you go about managing remote workers or teams effectively when you don’t see them regularly? How can you support and motivate someone in the same way? Keep reading to learn how our Managing Remote Teams & Workers Training Courses can help you and your business.
One Day Course: Managing Remote Teams Training
Starting from £170pp*, our courses are tailored to your requirements.
*Please contact us for a bespoke quote, suited to for your budget and number of course participants.
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 course also provides practical training on maintaining team cohesion, collaboration, and productivity in virtual settings.
With expert instruction grounded in real-world experience, managers will gain actionable knowledge to lead, motivate, and oversee virtual teams productively. iManage Performance are one of the very few professional training providers in this field. This popular course follows a successful pilot and programme at East Sussex County Council, and has also resulted in academic cooperation between iManage Performance and the University of Brighton.
Who Is This Course For?
- Managers and department heads who are transitioning their on-site teams to remote work arrangements. The course provides guidance on leading teams effectively when employees are geographically dispersed and not seen in-person daily.
- New managers looking to develop their skills in team leadership, relationship building, performance management, and engagement. The training covers core competencies for motivating and overseeing teams in both remote and on-site environments.
- Leaders seeking to implement consistent remote work policies across hybrid teams. The course explores frameworks for setting clear guidelines, expectations, and best practices for remote employees.
- Individuals moving into management roles who want to learn critical skills like communication, collaboration, goal setting, and accountability in a remote context. The training empowers new managers to align, connect with, and maximise productivity of virtual teams.
- Any leaders looking to enhance their expertise in fostering cohesion, productivity, and results when working with remote direct reports. The course delivers actionable strategies to adapt management approaches for the remote work era.
What Will You Learn?
- The dimensions of trust and its heightened importance in remote teams where visibility is limited. How to cultivate trust through communication, accountability, and relationship building.
- Setting clear, measurable goals and objectives at the task and project level for remote employees to align priorities and expectations.
- Implementing regular status reporting rhythms and communications to maintain transparency on work progress with remote direct reports.
- How motivation can be impacted by remote work environments and change. Techniques for keeping remote employees engaged, recognised, and committed to team success.
- Strategies for nurturing a sense of team cohesion, inclusion and belonging among distributed team members. Fostering connectivity through virtual interactions and team building activities.
- Adapting performance management, goal setting, and feedback approaches for the remote context to drive productivity.
- Best practices for communication, collaboration, and relationship building across dispersed teams.
Managing Remote Workers Course 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.
Listen to our Latest Managing Remote Workers Podcasts
Listen to our podcast below, we explore the different types of motivation, and seek to inject some motivation back into the most deprived areas in a remote working scenario.
Listen to “Episode 25 (Staying motivated while remote working)” on Spreaker.
Remote Working Tips
- Create and look for opportunities to bump into others. Remote workers lose lots of the social interaction, so look for opportunities to collide with others as often as possible. Doesn’t matter where, or how, but the research tells us bumping into others will aid collaboration greatly.
- Create a team social media group. Choose whatever platform is preferred and start a group for your team. Use it for everything and anything, help to build the dialogue between your members by posing questions and or posting useful insights and information.
- Encourage the escalation of issues and risks. It’s easy for remote workers to feel isolation with more difficult issues or risks. Create an environment where every can easily highlight potential issues and current risks for your management support and input.
- Recognise physical meetings have a new purpose. When you do get people together there’s the work to be done, but there is also a new purpose for the meeting. It is simply to chat and catch up, share what’s gone well and what some of the challenges have been. Add this time to the agenda, it’s as important as any other item you will list.
- For a deeper insight into managing remote workers, check out our blog The Most Important Lesson Ever About Managing Remote Workers.
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