2 (Wednesday) 09:00 - 3 (Thursday) 17:00
DAY ONE Session One Breaking
Breaking Down the Three Keys to Unlocking your Success as a True Leader
· Developing winning attitudes and avoiding the victim mindset
Discussion: What do you think makes a great leader and how can you recognize these traits in others?
Improving Communication and Building Situational Leadership for your Remote Teams
· Becoming the right leader, for the right situation, at the right time:
– Using Ken Blanchard’s five leadership styles effectively
– Critical tips for the successful management and leadership of your remote teams
· Utilising the right communication channels for follow-ups and feedback
· Enhancing communication through structure and recognition
· Resolving conflicts and disagreements in a timely manner
Practical Exercise and Discussion: Looking at the Big Picture
· The true power of effective communication for remote teams and what can we do to improve it?
Moulding the Right Leader: Building Trust, Leadership and Accountability
· Forming the basics of trust and creating a sense of team identity:
– How are remote teams different from on-site teams?
· Analysing the difference between ‘steering’ and ‘leading’
· Defining, encouraging, leading and effectively managing your remote teams
– What are the unique needs and demands of a virtual team?
· Building the right team that fits your company’s mission and vision:
· Monitoring and controlling engagement as well as focus
· Setting expectations and evaluating the performance of your remote teams
· Leadership versus management
· How do you recognise (remotely) when it is appropriate to lead or when to manage?
Leveraging Technology to Assist and Bring Out the Best in Remote Teams
– 5 technologies you need to manage remote teams
· Analysing management tools and methodologies to structure, plan and monitor teams and activities
· Evaluating the core features and functionalities of collaboration tools:
– How can you track, measure and achieve performance objectives?
· Overcoming objections and obstacles to change
Practical Exercise: What are some of the digital tools and methods to improve the productivity and efficiency of your remote teams?
Identifying the Critical Factors that Make Winning Remote/Virtual Teams
Practical Exercise: Delegates will reflect and assess the effectiveness of their own managers, team leaders and team members. What are areas that can be improved further?
The Perfect Fit: Attracting and Recruiting the Right Employees that Can Thrive Under Remote Working Conditions
· Activating, stimulating and motivating your teams remotely
· Evaluating strategies and techniques for maintaining the highest levels of performance
· Talent management: Promoting cultural diversity across teams for global success
· Learning and customising different working styles that fit best within remote teams
· Employee profiling: Breaking down the capability and skills of each employee to see how well they cope in different environments
Practical Exercise and Discussion:
· What are the biggest motivators for your team?
Facilitating Meetings and Review Sessions
· Considering the organisation’s capabilities, capacities and services
· Making the most of growing number of co-working spaces within the region
· Analysing, understanding and addressing the different expectations of remote employees
· Creating an inclusive, positive and motivational environment
· Holding the process together: Avoiding disconnects and aligning priorities
· Making risk, assumptions, issues, and dependencies transparent and visible:
– Promoting honest and open lines of communications with remote employees
Practical Exercise: Identifying ways in which participants can create an inclusive environment
Elevating the Overall Performance of Remote Teams: Key Traits of High Level Employees
· Developing a robust team engagement plan:
– Establishing a code of collaboration and sustaining motivation in virtual teams
· Analysing different dimensions of culture, personality and behaviour to assign roles and responsibilities
· Building the right mindset to deal with adversity
Discussion: What can you do to become a better remote team leader?