The worldwide shift to working from home in 2020 caught many organisations - and managers - by surprise.
Now as we transition back to some level of normality, managers and leaders need to have a longer term plan for managing remote working and flexible work arrangements within their teams.< Back to products
Just like most things people related - a one-size-fits-all approach isn't going to cut it. Leading remotely isn't just about ensuring that a team is being effectively managed, but also ensuring that the organisation is managing risks around employee & manager burnout.
Some key skills required to manage a team remotely include:
This product is designed to support managers and leaders deal with the longer term shifts towards remote and flexible working arrangements.
"2020 has seen the best of management and the worst of management.
What I focus on when I coach managers on leading remotely is really honing in on the unique, individual requirements of your team. Some individuals and tasks are better suited to remote working than others. So, recognising that difference is crucial.
Less face to face time also means increased pressure on electronic forms of communication, which are notorious for miscommunications.
Having support to manage a team remotely has also been really important for my coaching participants to ensure they don't burn out. This is sometimes a forgotten element of the transition to more flexibility - the pressure on managers has increased exponentially"