Taking Care of the Wellbeing of People in Your Remote Team
Of course, the final challenge of managing a remote team is to take care of the welfare and wellbeing of people who can be a very long way from you. The usual quiet chat in an informal arrangement is off the table. And so too is your easy ability to observe people day-to-day, and spot the warning signs.
Watching this video is worth 1 Management Courses CPD Point*.
(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:
🎬 Introduction to Managing Remote Teams
🎬 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
This is the hardest part of leading a virtual team – especially when people feel themselves to be under pressure.
My top 7 keys to this are to:
1. Remain observant at every opportunity and spot changes (that may or may not be significant)
2. Monitor team morale and the way people interact with one another
3. Constantly assess the load and the expectations you are pacing on your team.
4. Take an interest in each person and schedule individual conversations
5. Ask people to raise concerns with you – confidentially – that they may have about colleagues
6. Keep wellbeing on the agenda of regular team check-point meetings
7. If in any doubt, act proactively to head off stress or other wellbeing issues. Be generous in helping people out.
1. First, assess your own performance in looking after the welfare and wellbeing of your team. Be honest with yourself. (2 MC CPD Points)
2. Now, make a careful assessment of the current state of wellbeing of your team. Are there any areas of concern? If there are, make a plan to validate your concerns and act swiftly to make things better. (2 MC CPD Points)
3. Now consider your own day-to-day and weekly processes. What can you add or alter to help you better care for your team? (2 MC CPD Points)
4. Put your new ideas into practice and review your learning after 2 to 4 weeks (3 MC CPD Points)
Repeat this set of exercises regularly.
– 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)
Management Courses Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
You can record your Management Courses CPD points on our free, downloadable CPD record log.
Download it at: https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Each video has two levels of MC CPD points. For this video:
– If you simply watched the video, record 1 MC CPD point
– If you also carried out all of the recommended exercises, score a total of 10 MC CPD points
Links to our book recommendations are affiliated through Amazon
#RemoteTeam #ManagementCourses #Wellbeing