Leading and Managing Remote Teams (Trainer)

M,2019

7aug - 8aug 709:00aug 8Leading and Managing Remote Teams (Trainer)Two Day Workshop hosted by Marcus Evans - Sydney Australia

Time

7 (Wednesday) 09:00 - 8 (Thursday) 17:00

Location

Sydney Australia

Event Details

DAY ONE

Session One

Breaking Down the Three Keys to Unlocking your Success as a True Leader

  • Mindset: Opening the mind, challenging our beliefs and thinking like a leader
  • Knowledge versus learning: Recognising the importance of learning over knowledge
  • Action: Highlighting key traits of great  action-takers and action-makers

·         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?

 

Session Two

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

  • Recognising the true cost of poor communication

·          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?

 

Session Three

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:

–          Motivation

–          Appraisal

–          Recognition

·          Monitoring and controlling engagement as well as focus

·         Setting expectations and evaluating the performance of your remote teams

 

Practical Exercise:

·         Leadership versus management

·         How do you recognise (remotely) when it is appropriate to lead or when to manage?

 

Session Four

Leveraging Technology to Assist and Bring Out the Best in Remote Teams

  • Setting the foundation for success using technology:

–          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?

  • Trust through technology: Stressing the importance and benefits of building trust throughout your organisation especially when remote and virtual teams are engaged.

·         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?

DAY TWO

Session One  

Identifying the Critical Factors that Make Winning Remote/Virtual Teams

  • The 6 keys to a winning team
  • Recognising and avoiding characteristics of dysfunctional teams
  • Making the change:

–          Storming

–          Forming

–          Norming

–          Performing

  • Analysing the 12 strategies for building the ultimate remote team

 

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?

 

Session Two

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?

 

Session Three

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

 

Session Four

Elevating the Overall Performance of Remote Teams: Key Traits of High Level Employees

  • Tactics to influence the outcome for your remote teams
  • Remote leader traits versus remote follower traits: Great leaders need great followers

·         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?

 

Wrap Up & Case Study:

·         Leadership – Management – Teams:

–          Final tips and advice

·         Deep dive: Why did IBM and Yahoo make workers return to the office? Did it work?

·         Bringing it all together:  Technology – Systems – Productivity – Recruitment – Motivation – Communication

 

 

 

 

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