Virtual and remote working is the new normal. Most of us love the opportunities and benefits of working from home or anywhere else.
Yet, there are challenges for managers.
How do you make sure everyone is communicating well? If you can't see your people from day to day, how will you know if someone is losing motivation? Can working remotely mean that people are passed over for advancement because nobody sees them or recognised their contribution? Technology is great and improving all the time, but can it really replace the daily friendly (or not so friendly!) interactions you would get from working together in the same place? What is the glue that keeps your team together and does it work long distance?
If you are going to manage a team you don't see, and who don't get together regularly you're going to have to:
- choose and make the best use of technology
- be really great at management fundamentals like communication, feedback and motivation
This course takes a very practical look at the main challenges of managing a remote team, and offers a framework that will enable you to identify areas where your team performance can improve.