One of the main roles of a leader is to keep employees engaged and motivated regardless of where they are located. The new remote and hybrid work set-up poses new challenges for leaders. There is less personal contact and leaders have no visual data that they usually gather from observing and interacting with their employees at work.
Virtual teams face the risk of losing engagement, connection, and accountability. Now, more than ever with workplaces being divided, it is important to keep employees engaged to the company and each other.
In this session, we will teach leaders how to manage virtual teams effectively. However, it is important to know that the principles and skills needed for leading teams remain the same whether in an in-person or remote work set-up. There is not a big change in WHAT leadership looks like when leading virtually; it's all about HOW these best practices are being applied.
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Explain the benefits and challenges of leading virtual teams
- Apply different practices to build and maintain trust in your remote team
- Build virtual team and company connections using best practices
- Implement ways to keep your virtual employees motivated
- Manage performance of virtual employees through coaching
- Apply strategies to increase accountability and build a culture of ownership