Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding habits, part of Managing Virtual Teams (2014).
I am not always a morning person.…Most people who know me understand…that if you want to have…a productive conversation…you're better off waiting…until at least nine AM…providing I've had my cup of coffee.…In addition,…if I'm on a conference call,…and my team doesn't hear me…ask a question after a few minutes,…someone will typically say something like…"Bob, either you're distracted,…"or something about this conversation…"isn't sitting right.…"Which is it?"…My team understands my habit…of asking many questions.…
So they wonder…when I am quiet about a topic.…I bring this up because habits and patterns…can be sensed even when people cannot see you.…It can be helpful to understand…some particular habits when you are talking…about a virtual team because…you are literally talking about something…that can affect function,…productivity, and quality.…If you're going to understand…the habits of your remote employees,…you have to first find out more…about who they are.…
Here are a few questions…specifically designed to help.…What do you consider yourself:…
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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