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Leading a virtual team presents even the most effective manager with a number of challenges. When their team is working remotely it’s hard to know what they’re doing – and whether they’re doing it right. It’s also more difficult giving negative feedback over the phone or via email. And it’s not easy for a manager to build team spirit when their team is in different locations.

This interactive, practical and engaging programme focuses on how to motivate, provide direction, manage performance and ensure that virtual teams are productive and effective. Ideas are explored for enhancing the critical skills required such as communication, goal setting and effective task allocation.

Participants will also learn about the importance of trust and autonomy. The course will also explore the challenging situations and issues faced by remote managers in their organisation. They will discover how to create a sense of belonging and inclusiveness that generates a positive team spirit.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Recognise the challenges and barriers to effective remote teamwork
  • Have enhanced their ability to delegate effectively and monitor results at a distance
  • Have enhanced their skills in the crucial area of communicating at a distance
  • Know how to build trust and recognise the importance of autonomy in remote teams
  • Have acquired techniques to help them build a sense of team spirit within their team
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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

All our training and coaching can be booked as a one-off course or session where your people will leave with the confidence, tools and skills needed to put their learning into practice Many of our clients work with us to reinforce this learning, while following the 70:20:10 framework, with 1:1 coaching, virtual webinars and learning bites to embed the learning and make it sustainable Here’s a sample of how that journey could look for your people:

Participant needs identified
Line managers briefed on learning programme
Attend face-to-face training course
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Participate in virtual webinar
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Individual 1:1 telephone coaching
Follow-up activities and/or action learning

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