Introduction to Managing Remote Teams
Perhaps the biggest challenge for a Team Leader is managing a remote team. We evolved to work together in small groups and in a small area. Now, managing remote teams can involve people all over the globe.
This throws up many challenges, for which the obvious technology solutions provide only a partial solution.
Watching this video is worth 2 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)
This video is part of course module number 4.3.5
Program 4: Managing & Leading Groups
Course 3: Teams
Section 5: Managing Remote Teams
Other videos in this section include:
🎬 Creating Trust in Remote Teams
🎬 Helping Build Understanding in Your Remote Team
🎬 Crafting Connection and Building Culture in Your Remote Team
🎬 Fostering Responsibility within Your Remote Team
🎬 Maintaining Productivity in Your Remote Team
🎬 Getting Sufficient Challenge in Your Remote Team
🎬 Developing the People in Your Remote Team
🎬 Taking Care of the Wellbeing of People in Your Remote Team
Remote teams do not all work out of the same physical space. However, there are degrees of remoteness, based on:
• The number of team members separated from the rest
…from one or two, to all in different locations
• Physical distance
…from adjacent offices to different continents
Three Degrees of Remote Team
Physical distance introduces challenges, like differences in time zone
The biggest differentiator is the number of team members who work remotely from the core of the team. This gives three degrees of remote working:
1. Flexible Remote Working
The core team works out of the same physical space. But they can work from alternative spaces.
2. Hybrid Remote Working
Part of the team is co-located in a single ‘team hub’. Other members of the team work remotely from this location.
3. Fully Remote Working
No obvious team hub location. Some team members may share a location, but the team is dispersed and primarily members come together in the virtual world, via technology.
3 Connection and Culture
1. Think about remote or virtual teams you have worked in. What did you find to be the most significant challenges? (2 MC CPD Points)
2. Think about each of the 8 challenges in this video. Before watching future video on each, write some notes about your own solutions for each challenge (8 MC CPD Points)
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