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Remote Management

Introduction:

Working from home has rapidly increased with the advent of new technology the increasing use of the Internet and the rise in self-employed. Many large Companies are encouraging their workforce to work from home. The advantages are less time and fuel wasted in travelling, less interruptions, less office space required and savings in support services, heating, light, etc. The problems, however, are many and this course seeks to help you solve them

Aim:

To increase the effectiveness and productivity of remotely managed teams

Method:

Experential learning:

  • Simulated management tasks
  • Group Reviews. Individual feedback and disclosure
  • Theory sessions on management concepts
  • Action planning for transfer to work

Contents:

  • The advantages of working from home. The problems of working from home. Keeping work and family separate
  • Setting up office. Resources required. Essential software. Essential equipment. Support required
  • Communication links. Home Highway. Mobile computing. The Future
  • Key performance indicators. Measuring productivity
  • Attitudinal change. Balancing the demands of home and work
  • Self-motivation. Stress drivers. Dealing with depression and isolation.
  • Motivating a team remotely. Maintaining a positive mind-set
  • Running successful meetings. How often should you meet and why?
  • Remote conferences. Communicating by telephone and fax.
  • Communicating by e-mail Attaching documents and files. Sharing files, calendars, contacts and tasks. Project Management
  • The effective use of time. Flexi-time. Clocking on and off
  • Management Contracts based on honesty, trust and respect
  • How to give constructive feedback and disclosure. Training staff
  • Dealing with clients from home. Team selling

Outcomes:

By the end of the course delegates will

  • Understand the advantages of working from home
  • Have learned new techniques of coping with the problems involved
  • Be able to more effectively monitor personal and team performance
  • Build trust, rapport and empathy more rapidly with other team members
  • Be able to set up remote offices and effective communication links
  • Have developed a time discipline for themselves and their team
  • Know their main stressors and stress drivers and how to deal with them
  • Communicate effectively with head office and other team members
  • Work willingly with other team members to achieve mutually agreed objectives on time and to the quality required
  • Maintain the correct balance between home and work
  • Increase productivity 

Target Audience:

All managers who run virtual teams. Managers who have to operate from different locations to those of their staff. Workers who operate from home

Course Duration:

2 days

Investment: £225 per delegate day

Booking:

Phone: 01286 660330
Fax: 01286 660921
E-mail: info @ teaminternational.co.uk

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