Today’s workforce is increasingly working from home and other remote locations, with teams spread across countries and time zones. Managers struggle to connect with their people through time lags and technology interfaces. It’s the new normal, and it comes with a new set of benefits and challenges. Managing in this environment is tricky. It can be difficult to understand what’s really going on, and even harder to build rapport and trust over long distances. But with the right skillset, managers can increase the effectiveness and productivity of their remote staff.
GREAT LEADERS CAN BUILD STRONG CONNECTIONS REMOTELY
Virtual leaders who practice being attentive and mindful—fostering community and accelerating performance and development—will see higher satisfaction, engagement, and productivity in their people who work remotely.
BOOST CONNECTION WITH LEADER
Through more intentional and structured communication, strong virtual leaders can boost their connections with their people.
INCREASE AUTONOMY AND EMPOWERMENT
Effective virtual leaders increase resourcefulness and autonomy of their direct reports, so they consistently meet goals and deliver results.
IMPROVE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Remote leaders connect team members to the larger organisation by actively facilitating collaboration, creating team culture, and building community.
FORMULA FOR ENGAGED VIRTUAL WORKERS
The Leading Virtually program offer learners a highly engaging experience that includes instruction, responses, reflection, group activities, and opportunities to practice new skills in a safe setting. Based on almost 20 years of helping managers lead virtually, this program focuses on three key practices proven to boost manager effectiveness in a virtual environment.
Managers first learn how to Be Present and Mindful by communicating intentionally with remote team members, structuring conversations for maximum impact, and honoring each other’s work preferences.
Leaders then learn how to Foster Community by building trusting and supportive relationships that stay positive and involve all their people, using the technology available.
Finally, managers are taught how to Accelerate Performance and Development by building the resourcefulness and autonomy of staff members, and helping them move forward in their careers.
Based on best practices, decades of research and real-life results, Blanchard’s programs and services develop great people, great managers, and great companies. Let’s talk about how we can help your organisation.