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Leading Remote Teams

In addition to the challenges of building and leading a traditional co-located team, a large proportion of 21st Century leaders have to contend with a new dimension - that of geographically dispersed, diverse, multidiscipline teams. Building and leading such Remote Teams across multiple time zones, languages, cultures, corporate ‘tribes’, split responsibilities is a special challenge that requires special techniques to maximize success. This training is designed to help those leaders who currently lead virtual or remote teams and who are focused on raising their own performance as Team Leaders as well as improving the results achieved by their teams.
  •  How do Remote Teams differ from co-located teams?
  • Changing style from Management to Leadership
  • Giving the Remote Team vision and purpose.
  • Engaging all team members to maximize contribution.
  • Using Technology to replace co-location.
  • Processes to bind the team together across the distance
  • Reporting, work supervision and appraisal models
  • Project Management using distributed teams.
  • How to communicate without being face to face.

As a result of this training, leaders will be able to:

  • Select team members based on remote working and technical competencies.
  • Configure the appropriate technology for effective communication and collaboration.
  • Establish team guidelines that facilitate working together across the ‘divides.’
  • Build trusting relationships in a virtual environment
  • Create a method for handling challenges and issues within distributed teams.
  • Radically improve a distributed team’s effectiveness.
  • Build and maintain team spirit.
  • Work with ‘host’ managers to develop the Remote Team members.
Prerequisites Good level of English and experience of working in a team.
Who should attend Those who need to lead Remote Teams
Languages English
Nb of participants The training will be limited to 10 participants, to maximise ‘air time’ for each participant.
Duration  2 days. Training delivered in 2 sessions – the first day and then a gap of 8 weeks before day 2, to allow the participants to evaluate the ideas presented by the training within the groups that they manage and to report back to the course on ideas for changing the future operating paradigm.