Increasingly, today's workforce works from home and other remote locations, with teams spread across countries and time zones. Due to time lags and technology interfaces, managers need help connecting with their people. It's the new normal, with several benefits and challenges.
Managing in this environment is much more challenging than working together in the same physical space. Understanding what your employees need and building rapport and trust over long distances can be difficult. Managers can increase the effectiveness and productivity of their remote staff by learning Leading Virtually™Talk to an Expert
We can deliver the Leading Virtually course as three virtual sessions so your managers can learn how to lead their remote teams more effectively wherever they are and whenever they have time.
Leading Virtually is a virtual instructor-led course that unfolds over three two-hour sessions. The virtual sessions offer learners a highly engaging experience that includes instruction, responses, reflection, group activities, and opportunities to practice new skills in a safe setting. The program also allows learners to share stories and best practices in their transition to managing others virtually.
Prework: LAUNCH — Engaging prework assignments, including an assessment, that explain key Leading Virtually concepts
Session 1: LEARN — Be Attentive and Mindful: Teaches leaders how to interact with remote workers and understand what’s harder about managing virtually.
Session 2: PRACTICE — Foster Community: Allows participants to focus on the subtleties that make all the difference when leading remote teams.
Session 3: PRACTICE — Accelerate Performance and Development: Participants learn to balance soft and hard issues, people, and performance.
Post Work: APPLY — Reinforce course learnings with online tools available to master the content and use it with others.
On average, remote workers are 20% more productive and half as likely to seek another job as their conventional counterparts
Employees who work remotely will be more satisfied, engaged, and productive when their leaders practice being attentive and mindful, foster community, and accelerate performance and development.
Strong virtual leaders can boost their team connections through more intentional and structured communication.
By fostering collaboration, creating a team culture, and building community, great leaders connect remote team members to the larger organization.
To achieve their goals and results consistently, effective virtual leaders increase their people's resourcefulness and autonomy.