A remotely delivered programme to maintain your operation by building & managing a distributed workforce.

  • Five 75-minute learning sessions
  • A modular approach
  • Short sharp, instantly applicable principles
  • Bite size modules
  • Quick to apply
  • All Powered by The GC Index®

Why is it important?

Remote teams are fundamentally different to co-located teams, yet many organisations think that they will operate and be as effective as their office-based counterparts.

Remote teams present some obvious, and less obvious, challenges such as:

  • Interactions become task focussed and social connection decreases
  • Scheduled communication replaces casual conversation
  • Formal reporting diminishes informal collaboration
  • Messaging becomes misunderstood due to a lack of intonation and body language
  • Once office-based team members, used to collaborating and interacting, start to feel isolated
    • For example: people whose propensity is towards creativity find it hard to see things through to completion

Our ‘leading remote teams’ programme is a remotely delivered, modular training approach designed to give your leaders an easy to implement management methodology for their distributed teams.

We have a four-step model for leading teams remotely, which deals with these issues. All of this is powered by The GC Index – a powerful Organimetric (Organisation-metric) which empowers leaders to understand how to get the best from their people when the situation calls for a change in the way we need to  work.

How does it work?

Session 1: An Overview

Preceded by an off-line audio introduction, this module introduces participants to the general challenges of remote team working and a framework for success.

Session 2: Set

Participants are guided through the core components of the Set phase and are encouraged to establish effective goals and rules of engagement for their geographically spread colleagues.

Session 3: Structure

Success is not generally an accident waiting to happen; effective Leadership Systems and adopting the right approach to standardisation leads a team to achievement of their key goals and objectives

Session 4: Share

Access to up to date performance information encourages self-direction of the team enabling collaboration and problem-solving in a proactive and engaging way. Occasional staff rotation might further enhance the team’s overall performance.

Session 5: Socialise

Geographical separation often stifles the casual conversations and social interaction that co-located teams benefit from. How do you set up “the virtual water cooler” to replace what naturally occurs in an office environment?

In addition to the sessions:

Leaders benefit from one-to-one and peer group remote coaching support. These coaching interventions will take place between sessions and after completion to help the leader to effectively apply the principles of cross-location working. Five interventions over 2 weeks will help ensure the remote team is established with the right strategy both in place and operating.

Key Benefits

Through our bite-sized remote team leadership solution, managers will be more able to:

  • Maintain and build social connection within the team whilst remaining task focussed
  • Establish and support casual conversation that otherwise doesn’t happen
  • Increase inter-colleague, intra-team and inter-team interaction and collaboration
  • Minimise misunderstanding through carefully planned communication
  • Enable effectiveness through whole team leadership

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