Leading Remote Teams

One-day (or multi­session equivalent) workshop for managers of remote/blended teams and teams­-of­-teams.

There is more remote work happening: reported benefits include reduced costs and happier, more flexible staff. But what is the cost to managers? They may be paying the price of this change.

What You Will Learn

Learn how to avoid the pitfalls and embrace the advantages of collaborative work amongst people who don’t work all in the same physical space, all of the time.

In this one­-day intensive we’ll explore ways to make your remote team a high­-performing one, which delivers business results and creates a win­-win culture where company, staff and managers share the remote dividend.

You will be able to:

  • Create a culture of psychological safety/trust
  • Lead highly-productive meetings which engage everybody
  • Minimise the impact of misunderstandings and conflict
  • Build a thriving informal communications network
  • Take advantage of more flexible working hours without promoting burnout
  • Develop problem­-solving autonomy within teams
  • Maintain and improve sensitivity to potential problems
  • Get to know, and stay connected with, people you rarely or never meet in person
  • Replicate the social context of the office

Format

The course is delivered via video conference -­ either Zoom (preferred) or the tool your organisation currently uses. It can be done as a single day (7 hours including breaks); two half-­days; or six separate blocks of around 75 minutes each. There will be some preparatory reading, reflection and research tasks, totalling 45 to 90 minutes per participant.

All participants, and the trainer, will connect by email, Slack or another text­-based tool a few days before, and a few weeks after, the class itself. The “before” contact is to set context, uncover hopes and fears, and to demonstrate the good practice that will be taught during the course; the “after” provides an opportunity to answer specific questions, to offer prompts and reminders of key lessons, and help to transfer the learning to ongoing use.

Maximum group size: 12

Methodology

The course will be highly interactive and experiential, with activities drawing on real­-life example challenges brought by participants. Brain­-friendly learning principles will be used, as adapted for the online video conference context.

Led by: Judy Rees

Judy is an author, speaker, consultant, trainer and coach based in London, but mostly working over the internet. For the last 12 years she has helped people who work apart to work together, better, by improving their relationship-building communications She is the co-author of the bestselling book about Clean Language, which is a precision inquiry toolkit that improves clarity and increases trust in complex human-to-human contexts.

A former journalist and media executive based in London, UK, she holds a European Media Masters degree and is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

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