Distributed Team Management

Distributed Team Management

Program description

This training course is aimed at managers of distributed teams who are interested in developing their level of knowledge and skills in the area of remote leadership.

The training program can consist of varying modules and aspects of remote leadership, depending on the needs of the participants.

The training course is led fully remotely by a professional training consultants, using interactive and engaging methods and excercises which enable experience- based, group learning process.

Duration: 2-5 training days, 4.5 hours each (number of days depends on the participants’ needs, defined upfront)
Training objectives: Boosting the efficiency of distributed teams by increasing the level of knowledge, developing skills & mindsets of the managers in the area of remote leadership.

Sample training modules

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  • Building the team contract in the area of remote work
  • Clarifying the responsibilities
  • Mutual get-to-know-each-other, understanding the nature of each other’s work
  • Matching tasks with the right remote working technologies
  • PM tools
  • Staying in sync in terms of time & work organization
  • Monitoring the work progress & people’s sentiments
  • Johari’s Windows: discussing the model’s meaning in the context of remote communication
  • Best practices for efficient communication – tools, channels, forms
  • Communication styles: how to diagnose and use them to improve the communication efficiency in a distributed team.
  • Active listening techniques (both written & spoken)
  • Communication toxins in remote work
  • Practical communication exercises
  • Difference between objectives and tasks.
  • Basics for delegating tasks in the context of remote work.
  • Setting the priorities in a distributed team (practical approach to the Eisenhower’s Matrix)
  • Well-defined and poorly defined tasks: the difference and its impact on a distributed team.
  • Practical exercises.
  • Ways of building trust and psychological safety in a remote team through:
    • Transparency (of communication and rules)
    • mutual upholding of commitments.
    • Feedback (constructive criticism and appreciation) as a tool to building trust.
    • Trust practice: which day-to-day behaviours in a virtual team support trust. Group work
    • Review of the team development phases, group process dynamics and typical human behaviour in each of the phases in the context of remote work.
    • Constructive and destructive conflicts in a distributed teams. Assumptions that block efficient collaboration.
    • Recognising conflict in a virtual team.
    • The leaders’ challenges & roles in a remote team conflict.

    Group work/ exercises in pairs: giving corrective feedback to an employee when working remotely: experience-based learning using the skills & knowledge gained in the previous modules. 

    The course is led fully remotely, using modern tools & technologies that support an efficient learning process and constant collaboration between the training participants. The program is divided into short modules which enable running it with participants spread over multiple timezones. 

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