DescriptionSome of the most common training challenges require quick and adaptable training solutions. This mini Toolkit provides just such a tool.
Managing an effective team can be difficult enough when that team is based in the same office, but when team members are spread across the country, or even based abroad good management becomes a real challenge. Remote working is, however, on the increase and managers need all the help they can get to make it work.
This toolkit will enable you to train your managers to deal with all the challenges remote working brings, from carrying out risk assessment to ensuring that the team feels motivated and integrated, through to troubleshooting and future development. In turn, your organisation will benefit from satisfied and productive staff, lower costs and increased productivity.
Managing Remote Teams is packed with activities, policies, checklists, slides that can be customised to meet your organisations specific needs, as well as guidance on how to use these tools to the greatest effect. Its flexible design means it can be used straight off the shelf to run an effective training course or given directly to managers to work through, taking the time and cost out of delivering training on remote teams.
Becoming a Remote Worker
ACTIVITY 1 The basics - what do you need for home or remote working, what have you got, what haven't you got?
ACTIVITY 2 Support - what support and technology will you need from headquarters?
ACTIVITY 3 Risk lists
ACTIVITY 4 Skills audit
ACTIVITY 5 This is where I work
ACTIVITY 6 House rules
ACTIVITY 7 Don't you trust me?
ACTIVITY 8 Profile of a successful manager
ACTIVITY 9 Profile of a successful remote worker
ACTIVITY 10 How well do you know each other?
ACTIVITY 11 What we've done this month
ACTIVITY 12 Welcome to the team
ACTIVITY 13 Press Release and Good News
ACTIVITY 14 Consequences
ACTIVITY 15 What have you been up to then?
Integrating remote teams into the organisation, communication skills, feedback
ACTIVITY 16 So what do you do then?
ACTIVITY 17 Where do I fit?
ACTIVITY 18 How can I get my message across?
ACTIVITY 19 Is this the right time, the right place and the right media?
ACTIVITY 20 Tell me how I'm doing
Developing remote workers and teams, looking to the future
ACTIVITY 21 Where will I be tomorrow?
ACTIVITY 22 Help! Help! SOS!
ACTIVITY 23 These are a few of my least favourite things.
ACTIVITY 24 What are we supposed to be doing?
ACTIVITY 25 Learning together
ACTIVITY 26 Group think
ACTIVITY 27 Demotivation
ACTIVITY 29 Lack of trust
ACTIVITY 29 Poor time management
ACTIVITY 30 Bad meetings
ACTIVITY 31 No communication
ACTIVITY 32 Unrealistic timetabling
ACTIVITY 33 High staff turnover
Suzy Siddons specialises in the psychology of communication. Since founding her own training company in 1987, Suzy has worked with a wide range of clients in a wide range of markets.