Leading And Managing Remote Teams

In-Company Course Overview

The need for teams to operate remotely has become a key capability requirement for many organisations. To function effectively, these virtual teams need to operate in different ways to their location based equivalents.  This one day course gives you the insights and practical examples to create and maintain high performing remotely organised 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

To discuss how this management training course could help you ensure your influence is optimised or to talk through your requirements, including tailoring this course to suit your exact needs, please contact:

Claudine McClean

E: claudinem@structuredtraining.com