Lesson notes, exercises, downloads, and recommended reading are below the video. On mobile, the video will rescale when you play it.


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
🔗 https://youtu.be/YsO_GuEjlBo
🎬 Creating Trust in Remote Teams
🔗 https://youtu.be/DBPFFZFePAk
🎬 Helping Build Understanding in Your Remote Team
🔗 https://youtu.be/ESF_5m45DKk
🎬 Crafting Connection and Building Culture in Your Remote Team
🔗 https://youtu.be/6b4PiNGmJw4
🎬 Fostering Responsibility within Your Remote Team
🔗 https://youtu.be/FpjOKvbZl58
🎬 Maintaining Productivity in Your Remote Team
🔗 https://youtu.be/Na30W6Dti9g
🎬 Getting Sufficient Challenge in Your Remote Team
🔗 https://youtu.be/cEareagQg9Q
🎬 Developing the People in Your Remote Team
🔗 https://youtu.be/oTpkqxeXcdE

LESSON NOTES
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.

RECOMMENDED EXERCISES
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.

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)

Management Courses Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
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You can record your Management Courses CPD points on our free, downloadable CPD record log.
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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
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Team Leadership Briefing [Compilation]
Team Development Process [Compilation]
Managing & Leading Remote Teams [Compilation]
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
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
Introduction to Managing 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

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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