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Managing Remote Workers

Managing Remote Workers

Suzy Siddons


This Mini Toolkit will enable you to train your managers to deal with all the challenges remote working brings.

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About the book

Some of the most common training challenges require quick and adaptable training solutions. This mini Toolkit provides just such a tool.

Managing an effective team can be difficult enough when that team is based in the same office, but when team members are spread across the country, or even based abroad good management becomes a real challenge. Remote working is, however, on the increase and managers need all the help they can get to make it work.

This toolkit will enable you to train your managers to deal with all the challenges remote working brings, from carrying out risk assessment to ensuring that the team feels motivated and integrated, through to troubleshooting and future development. In turn, your organisation will benefit from satisfied and productive staff, lower costs and increased productivity.

Managing Remote Teams is packed with activities, policies, checklists, slides that can be customised to meet your organisations specific needs, as well as guidance on how to use these tools to the greatest effect. Its flexible design means it can be used straight off the shelf to run an effective training course or given directly to managers to work through, taking the time and cost out of delivering training on remote teams.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: Becoming a Remote Worker;
    • Chapter - 01: The Basics - What Do You Need for Home or Remote Working, What Have You Got, What Haven't You Got?;
    • Chapter - 02: Support - What Support and Technology Will You Need from Headquarters?;
    • Chapter - 03: Risk Lists;
    • Chapter - 04: Skills Audit;
    • Chapter - 05: This is Where I Work;
    • Chapter - 06: House Rules;
    • Chapter - 07: Don't You Trust Me?;
    • Chapter - 08: Profile of a Successful Manager;
    • Chapter - 09: Profile of a Successful Remote Worker;
  • Section - TWO: Section Two;
    • Chapter - 10: How Well Do You know Each Other?;
    • Chapter - 11: What We've Done this Month;
    • Chapter - 12: Welcome to the Team;
    • Chapter - 13: Press Release and Good News;
    • Chapter - 14: Consequences;
    • Chapter - 15: What Have You Been up to Then?;
  • Section - THREE: Integrating Remote Teams into the Organisation, Communication Skills, Feedback;
    • Chapter - 16: So What Do You Do Then?;
    • Chapter - 17: Where Do I Fit?;
    • Chapter - 18: How Can I Get My Message Across?;
    • Chapter - 19: Is this the Right Time, the Right Place and the Right Media?;
    • Chapter - 20: Tell Me How I'm Doing;
  • Section - FOUR: Developing Remote Workers and Teams, Looking to the Future;
    • Chapter - 21: Where Will I Be Tomorrow?;
    • Chapter - 22: Help! Help! SOS!;
    • Chapter - 23: These are a Few of My Least Favourite Things.;
    • Chapter - 24: What are We Supposed to be Doing?;
    • Chapter - 25: Learning Together;
  • Section - FIVE: Disaster Recovery;
    • Chapter - 26: Group Think;
    • Chapter - 27: Demotivation;
    • Chapter - 28: Lack of Trust;
    • Chapter - 29: Poor Time Management;
    • Chapter - 30: Bad Meetings;
    • Chapter - 31: No Communication;
    • Chapter - 32: Unrealistic Timetabling;
    • Chapter - 33: High Staff Turnover

Book Details

  • Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
  • EAN: 9781843982371
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 9th July 2009
  • Loose-leaf
  • Format: 312x257
  • 120 pages
  • Series: HR Toolkits

About the Author

Suzy Siddons specialised in the psychology of communication. Since founding her own training company in 1987, Suzy worked with a wide range of clients in a wide range of markets.

Suzy Siddons