Leading And Managing Remote Teams

Who Should Attend Managers or senior people charged with leading remote teams, whether on a national or international basis. The course will also suit executives who need to understand the dynamics and issues surround managing remote teams to help with the related organisational development issues.

Course Objectives

After attending the course, participants will have the ability to:
  • Identify the critical success factors for leading and managing remote teams
  • Compare their own preferred style of managing with the most effective style for engaging this kind of team
  • Build the most appropriate performance framework
  • Implement an effective communication process
  • Deal with interpersonal issues including conflict resolution
  • Apply effective motivation techniques
  • Implement a road map to effective virtual working.

Course Programme

Remote Team Success Factors Understanding the required organisational context Identifying the kind of people suitable for remote team working The effective use of a Purpose Framework Why rules don’t work and trust has to What Makes An Effective Remote Team Manager? Examining the most appropriate personal styles Where more leadership, not management is required Why being a role model is so important What’s discretionary and mandatory? Getting the right balance Organising For Success Using outcomes based focus rather than inputs Bearing in mind any cultural differences Effective goal setting and decision making How to manage activities and the distribution of tasks Performance Management Using the most effective motivation techniques Dealing with dislocation, dysfunction and displeasure How to engender and use Peer Group Pressure Why behavioural standards are so important Communication Approaches Blending the different channels Managing the 24/7 business environment Creating an optimised communication flow The effective use of technology Meetings Management Frequency and format? Making them value adding entities Balancing the work stuff with fun stuff Minimising effective administration Building A Success Template Using an effectiveness checklist Aligning the working approach to strategic objectives Implementing a team owned, 90 day action plan road map]]>