When All of a Sudden You Are Managing Remote Employees
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When All of a Sudden You Are Managing Remote Employees

Tips & Suggestions to Get You Through the Initial Hurdle of Managing Remote Staff
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4.9 (5 ratings)
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Created by Mitzi Taylor
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 15 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Benefits of Having Employees Work Remotely
  • The Challenges of Managing Remote Employees (or Things to Think About)
  • The Chaos Period (the begginging): Stress/Anxiety, Setting Clear Ground Rules, Unclear Roles & Tasks
  • Assuming 'Busy' Work is Adding Value
  • 'Things Will Go Back to Normal' Thinking
  • Lack of Trust
  • Communication: Why is it so Difficult?!, Recommendations
  • Accountability
  • Disconnected / Disengaged
  • Not Everyone is Built to Work Remotely... Coaching Opportunities
  • Technology
  • Final Thoughts
Requirements
  • Should be a Supervisor or Manager
  • Or A Supervisor/Manager in Training
Description

According to Owl Labs State of Remote Work 2019, 83% of survey respondents agree that the ability to work remotely would make them happier.

Of those already working remotely, 55% said they would likely look for another job if they were no longer allowed to work remotely.

Even though we decided to create this session to help all of the managers and supervisors that walked into work one day and found out, BAM, they were going to be managing their staff remotely for the foreseeable future, we want to help any leader that may be struggling with this new reality. We are definitely in a world where having employees work remotely is quickly becoming the norm rather than the exception. Whether you got here due to the current global health and safety concerns (pandemic), cost reductions in your organization or by choice, welcome!

With a fast-growing percentage of the workforce moving toward working remotely companies must revise the way they approach how the work is getting done. Things like managing work rather than time, worker engagement, communication, collaboration, ensuring all tasks are adding value to the big picture and culture become that much more critical when you are not face to face everyday.

This session is geared to give you information, tips and techniques to help you through the initial hurdle. There are so many things to think about in a big change like this, we wanted to organize some of those thoughts for you to get off on the right foot with this initiative. Leadership can be tough enough, but throwing in the fact that you are not face-to-face with your staff can really be challenging. You will still be directing work, leading meetings, managing performance issues, giving tough feedback, mediating conflict, being supportive and all of your typical managerial/supervision duties. It all just becomes a little more complicated.

This is NOT an in-depth leadership or communication session. I am confident there are other really great sessions here on Udemy that will fit that need. We hope you walk away with some ideas and tools you can implement immediately which is why we have pulled just this piece out of leadership.

Things we are going to cover:

  • The Benefits of Managing Remote Employees

  • The Challenges

  1. Chaos: Stress / Anxiety; Setting Clear Ground Rules; Unclear Roles & Tasks

  2. Assuming Busy Work is Adding Value

  3. Things Will Go Back to Normal Thinking

  4. Lack of Trust

  5. Communication

  6. Accountability

  7. Disconnected / Disengaged

  8. Not Everyone is Built to Work Remotely… Coaching Opportunities

  9. Technology

  • Final Thoughts

We hope you join us for this fast paced, focused journey!

Who this course is for:
  • Managers / Supervisors who have never managed remotely
  • New Managers / Supervisors
  • Anyone who is stressed about managing remote employees
  • Managers / Supervisors in Training
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 53:23
+ Managing Remote Employees: Benefits
1 lecture 04:19

The benefits of having employees work remotely. These can be so easy to forget when we are totally overwhelmed.

Benefits
04:19
+ Managing Remote Employees: Challenges (or things to think about)
12 lectures 41:13

Quick intro to the Challenges section. This is where all the fun happens!

Preview 01:21

Your employees are more than likely super stressed. Everything funnels through that stress.

Challenge: Chaos: Stress & Anxiety
02:43

Make sure you are creating Ground Rules (with your teams input).

Challenge: Chaos: Setting Clear Ground Rules
04:42

Ensuring employees are clear on their responsibilities is a must for successful remote performance.

Challenge: Chaos: Unclear Roles & Responsibilities
01:37

Might you be assigning 'busy' work, because YOU are so stressed that you are finding it hard to get organized? At least they are doing something, right?! Well......

Preview 00:55

Are you thinking things will go back to 'normal'? More than likely, your 'normal' is going to change. Prepare your staff for this with transparency, communication and support.

Challenge: Things Will Go Back to "Normal" Thinking
00:46

Trust is going to be critical moving forward. Here are some tips on how to start building it...

Challenge: Lack of Trust
02:01

Communicate Communicate Communicate! Learn the goal of communication, why it can be so hard and tips to help you succeed.

Challenge: Communication
09:01
Challenge: Accountability
05:33
Challenge: Disconnected / Disengaged
03:15
Challenge: Not Everyone is Built to Work Remotely... Coaching Opportunities
07:12

Informative articles on the best technology when working from home.

Challenge: Tech
02:07
+ Final Thoughts
1 lecture 02:28
Thank You! and Recommended Next Steps
02:28