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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
πŸ”— https://youtu.be/DBPFFZFePAk
🎬 Helping Build Understanding in Your Remote Team
πŸ”— https://youtu.be/ESF_5m45DKk
🎬 Crafting Connection and Building Culture in Your Remote Team
πŸ”— https://youtu.be/6b4PiNGmJw4
🎬 Fostering Responsibility within Your Remote Team
πŸ”— https://youtu.be/FpjOKvbZl58
🎬 Maintaining Productivity in Your Remote Team
πŸ”— https://youtu.be/Na30W6Dti9g
🎬 Getting Sufficient Challenge in Your Remote Team
πŸ”— https://youtu.be/cEareagQg9Q
🎬 Developing the People in Your Remote Team
πŸ”— https://youtu.be/oTpkqxeXcdE
🎬 Taking Care of the Wellbeing of People in Your Remote Team
πŸ”— https://youtu.be/6psjuxxtYps

LESSON NOTES
Remote teams do not all work out of the same physical space. However, there are degrees of remoteness, based on:
β€’ The number of team members separated from the rest
…from one or two, to all in different locations
β€’ 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 β€˜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.

The challenges
1 Trust
2 Understanding
3 Connection and Culture
4 Responsibility
5 Productivity
6 Challenge
7 Development
8 Welfare/Wellbeing

RECOMMENDED EXERCISE
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)

DOWNLOADS
Free Resources
– CPD Tools – https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Paid resources
– Management Courses Onboarding Kit – https://gum.co/MC-ObK ($3)

RECOMMENDED READING
– The Five Dysfunctions of a Team https://geni.us/wbIE
– The Wisdom of Teams https://geni.us/7i1AL
– The Belbin Guide to Succeeding at Work https://geni.us/Kzc4GV4
– Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart https://geni.us/oAgEOdA
– Pulling Together: 10 Rules for High-Performance Teamwork https://geni.us/zUVV3G
– HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams https://geni.us/0DLsNe4

Managers need a basic set of kit to do your job well. Here are my top recommendations: https://kit.co/MikeClayton/manager-s-work-kit (the links are affiliated)

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Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Margerison McCann: The Team Management Wheel
Meredith Belbin: The Belbin Team Roles Profile
Katzenbach and Smith: The Wisdom of Teams
Taking Care of the Wellbeing of People in Your Remote Team
Developing People in Your Remote Team
Getting Sufficient Challenge in Your Remote Team
Maintaining Productivity in Your Remote Team
Fostering Responsibility within Your Remote Team
Crafting Connection and Building Culture in Your Remote Team
Helping Build Understanding in Your Remote Team
Creating Trust in Remote Teams
Tips for Cross-Cultural Working: 10 + 1 Bonus
Dimensions of Cross-Cultural Differences: 10 of the Biggest
Developing Cross-Cultural Awareness: The Stages
Introduction to Cross-Cultural Teams
How to Support Your Team for Learning: 7 Things
Supporting Your Team through Conflict: 3+1 Roles to Play
How to Support Your Team through Change – 6 Steps
Supporting Your Team through Team Stress: 4 Steps
Supporting Your Team Under Pressure: Return to High-Performance
Team Leadership: Handling Team Problems
Daniel Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles for Team Leaders
Team Leadership Continuum [Tannenbaum & Schmidt]
Four Quadrants of Team Leadership
LEAD Your Team: 4 Team Leadership Priorities
Team Leadership: John Adair’s Action Centered Leadership
Servant Leadership: Leading Your Team in the Tuckman Performing Stage
Team Leadership and the Tuckman Group Development Stages
Teamwork: Your Team Working Problems Solved
Teamwork: Problem Solving with Your Team
Teamwork: Team Celebrations
Teamwork: Leading Effective Team Reviews
Teamwork: Elements of Effective Team Meetings
Teamwork: Your Team’s Skills and Expertise
Teamwork: Facilitating Effective Team Working
Teamwork: Protecting Your Team
Teamwork: Providing for Your Team
Teamwork: Essentials of Working as a Team
Kurt Lewin’s Freeze Phases for Team Development
The Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance Model
Cog’s Ladder of Group Experiences – Team Development
John Whitmore’s Team Development Model
Team Building Events: Why, What, and How?
Establishing Team Behavior Norms – Team Development

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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