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SUITABLE FOR:  any managers, team leaders and project managers who manage virtual or remote teams, or off-site employees and projects. It will enable and encourage you to be more pro-active and give you tools and frameworks which will help you to distance manage your team members more effectively




By the end of the course delegates will be able to:


  • Gain a deeper understanding of the issues and skills to improve

  • effectiveness in distance managing

  • Have increased their confidence and motivation to develop effective approaches to distance management

  • Appreciate the importance of developing relationships and trust with direct reports/colleagues being managed remotely

  • Understand how you can improve the performance of your virtual team

  • Gain a better understanding of the effective use of technology

  • Have used tools which contribute to improved relations with direct reports/colleagues being managed remotely.





Introduction & Workshop Objectives

  • What are we going to cover?

  • What are my priorities for the day?

Setting the scene

  • Defining distance management – When a virtual team really is virtual

  • Context

  • The opportunity

Successful management of remote staff members

  • Building and maintaining relationships

  • Difference between face-to-face and distance relationships

  • Using tools to help you

  • Managing expectations – practice how to do it

Leading virtual teams

  • Characteristics of success – Teams, Leaders, Organisations

  • Learning from others

Use of technology

  • How can it help productivity

  • Agree when to use what

Applying the learning

  • How to get off to a good start

  • Put it all into practice


  • Recap of what has been learned

  • Creating an Action Plan for the future





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