Remote Work for Managers eLearning Bundle Course

Course Overview

This eLearning bundle consists of these 5 courses:

  • Performance Development for Remote Employees
  • Remote Management: Effective Ways to Communicate with Team Members
  • Remote Management: Handle Poor Performing Employees
  • Managing Virtual Teams
  • Leading Teams – Leading and Managing Effective Virtual Teams

Course Topics

Performance Development for Remote Employees – 10 minutes

Providing performance development feedback for remote employees presents some differences over face-to-face meetings and this course helps you, as a leader, handle them successfully. We discuss the importance of ongoing conversation with remote employees so that the actual performance development conversation achieves the results you need. You’ll learn some valuable tips on how to plan a conversation, how to remove distractions so you can focus on the job at hand, and what supporting data you can provide to illustrate your feedback. You will also discover how to lead the conversation so that the remote employee feels involved in their own and the company’s success. By the end of this course, you will feel confident conducting performance development discussions with your remote employees so both parties to the conversation feel energized and ready to move forward successfully.

Remote Management: Effective Ways to Communicate with Team Members – 10 minutes

Manage a team member’s activity:
• Visiting a team member
• Using the right tools to inform
• Effective remote meetings

Boost each team member:
• Avoiding team members’ frustration
• Choosing the right moment to interact
• Adopting a circular view on reporting

Remote Management: Handle Poor Performing Employees – 10 minutes

Create an employee performance improvement plan:
• Choosing between asynchronous and synchronous interaction
• Finding out the reasons for under-performance
• Creating a performance improvement plan

Set up a remote performance feedback loop:
• Deciding when to give feedback
• Deciding how to give feedback
• Guiding towards performance improvement

Managing Virtual Teams – 10 minutes

There are many reasons to use a virtual team over an in-house one. Long-distance collaboration. Easier hiring. Reduced costs. That’s why there has been an 80% increase in telecommuting staff over the last few years. However, it’s something that can so easily go wrong. There are downsides like reduced motivation, poor communication and limited trust between team members. This course is designed to help you avoid the pitfalls, and implement processes that will help you get the most out of your virtual teams. It’ll look at at process, step-by-step, so you don’t miss anything.

Leading Teams – Leading and Managing Effective Virtual Teams – 12 minutes

Organizations are changing, and so are our offices. The new age millennials are shifting toward the virtual world. More and more organizations use virtual teams to meet corporate goals. This has created the need to determine how best to manage and lead these virtual groups. Traditional methods of managing on-site groups don’t work with remote workers, because virtual teams are most often composed of workers who are spread over a varied geographic and cultural expanse and communicate, for the most part, electronically. Future Workforce Report states that 63 percent of companies utilize virtual workers, but only 57 percent have standards in place to manage the process. In this lesson, you will learn to effectively guide teams that they rarely see face-to-face.