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Leading and Managing Remote Teams

Remote teams working across different countries, time zones and cultures are becoming the norm in many organisations. Managing a team of individuals with many differences or a team based in many different locations requires management skills beyond those used in everyday people management. You will need to be strategic, objective and a strong communicator who inspires individuals to succeed and be content whilst working remotely. At the same time you will need to build and develop a feeling of understanding, community and team spirit amongst team members based in different locations.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This interactive course will give you the insight, tested methodologies and understanding of remote team management. You will leave with a practical set of tools and techniques to create and support a productive remote team.

Who should attend?

Managers with the responsibility of managing a team or teams working in remote structures and/or locations nationally or internationally. This course is also beneficial to managers of cross-functional project teams.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Challenges in Working Together Apart
• 9 Factors that make remote management complex
• Measuring your situation complexity – Self Assessment
Group exercise: Highlighting typical challenges with remote collaboration

Cultural Considerations
• Understanding culture, personality and behaviour
• Adapting your interactive style when working with different
cultures and across language barriers, using insights from Hofstede’s cultural dimensions
• Essential actions for working with mixed cultures
• Useful sources of information about culture in particular countries
Group exercise: International team task highlighting behaviours when meeting people of different cultures

Virtual Communication Effectiveness
• Update on latest technology trends
• Making the most of virtual meetings: TC best practices
• Understanding perceptual filters and how this affects communication effectiveness
• Media richness theory as applied to various communication channels
Case study: Using the right communication channels and follow - up channels
Group exercise: Demonstrating misunderstanding during remote communication

Communication and Trust
• Developing trust and creating a sense of team identity 
• Lessons from Brand Management
Group exercise: Demonstrating communication and leadership in remote teams

Establishing and Securing the Team Foundation
• Anatomy of a high performance remote team
• Self-assessment of your team against a framework for high performance remote teams
• Establishing a code of collaboration with your team
Exercise: Evaluating the merits of a code of collaboration

Building Future Focus, Present Purpose Teams
• Two essential requirements for remote teams: engagement and focus
• Causes for lack of engagement and focus with distributed teams
• Setting expectations and measuring performance in the field
• Useful tools for monitoring team performance
• Building and sustaining motivation in virtual teams
• Consolidation of lessons learnt from exercises and personal action planning
Case study: Keeping a distributed team purposeful during change

Benefits to you

• Getting useful tools for managing remote team effectively
• Learning how to get the most out of your team from a distance
• Staying current with best practices on how to manage a remote team
• Building your confidence and ability in leading a remote team
• Learning how to adapt your interactive style when working with different cultures
• Meet other remote team leaders and share their experiences

Companies already benefiting include:

Learn how to get the most out of your team from a distance

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

11 & 12 September 2018, London,UK, PT3710

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