Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing some people in person and others remotely, part of Managing Virtual Teams (2014).
Imagine you have a best friend…who lives in California while you live in Florida.…You'll likely maintain that relationship differently…than you do with your friends who live across town.…Maybe you spend a week at a time together,…and make sure to do all of your favorite things.…Similarly, you'll probably need to maintain…relationships with your in-person employees…differently than with your remote employees.…I'll introduce some ways…that can help you be more fair,…manage more effectively,…and avoid creating the wrong impression.…
First, let's talk about a couple of traps…that you should avoid.…First trap - always allowing…what's in front of your face to get your attention.…This is simply that an in-person employee…has the ability to pop into your office…and divert your attention.…The second major trap is that a visit…with a remote team member…always means a celebration…or a stern performance management discussion.…When you arrange to have…your remote employees with you,…it can be easy to make it seem…like they are the reason for the celebration…
Discover how to build rapport, set mutual expectations, communicate, connect, overcome conflict, get work done, and grow the team. Also included is a look at the top five challenges managers face in leading remote teams and helpful solutions that will get your team on track.
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- Summarize the characteristics of the three “back to basics” areas of managing a remote team.
- Explain the steps taken to create positive relationships with a new team.
- Recall the purpose of integrity checks.
- Identify the characteristics of four types of management styles.
- Recognize the purpose of reviewing the lessons learned with a remote team.
- Determine the best action to take in order to enhance a remote team member’s sense of ownership and willingness to focus on performance.
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Understanding Remote Team Management
2. Building Team Relationships
3. Developing an Effective Management Style
4. Managing Productivity and Results
5. Enhancing Success over Time
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