Working from Home
Thanks to the pandemic, remote working is here to stay. Organisations which fail to effectively manage their remote employees are at risk of, among other things, lower productivity, lower employee morale and a whole range of lawsuits. Employees are also expected to embrace new technologies and learn to use them fast. It is imperative, therefore, to find the right balance between the needs of the organisation and that of the workforce.
The programme content can be adapted to meet your specific organisational challenges and training needs. The course runs for approximately 6.5 hours and can be adapted for a briefing or half-day session.
This training programme covers everything you need to know about how to turn remote working to your organisation’s advantage, and it provides solutions to the unprecedented challenges of managing an entirely new methodology.
By the end of the programme you will:
- Understand the benefits and popularity of hybrid and remote working and strategise accordingly
- Be able to future-proof your remote workforce strategy and avoid pitfalls
- Have a better understanding of how to manage the needs of employees working remotely
The challenges of a remote and hybrid-working workforce – getting it right; why people are feeling dislocated after a year’s worth of remote working; the ramifications of hybrid working; fostering team identity and company culture with remote teams; new communication and observation skills; making working from home effective; the warning signs that things aren’t working well; adopting new technology and new habits.
Remote working policies - a new management mindset to embrace virtual space; is best practice for one the same as for everyone else; general principles to build trust, safety and communication; avoiding ambiguity and establishing new and clear action-based objectives; making authentic connections and valuing individuals; what if employees incur extra costs when working from home?
Legal implications of remote working - employees’ rights regarding flexible working; what are employers obliged to do about flexible working applications; are employees working from home covered by legislation regarding working hours?
How to build a successful remote team - the critical factors in creating successful, resilient, inclusive and empowered teams; the key factors of remote team building; the developmental stages of building a high-performance team; how to establish a strong virtual leadership presence; fostering a sense of belonging in your organisation;
Successfully managing a remote team – communicating and trust-building beyond the online meeting; understanding the challenges of remote collaboration, communication and connection; supporting home workers; managing workloads remotely; monitoring remote staff performance and collaboration; managing stress and psychological detachment; fostering and maintaining productive work procedures; how remote teams can deliver increased productivity, quality and goal-achievement; risk assessments for staff working remotely; why choosing and leveraging the right technology is crucial.
Make an in-house training enquiry
Click here to fill in our enquiry form or to have a confidential discussion about your requirements, please contact Catherine Ouston our Head of In-house Training on 01983 861133 or email Teamtraining@bfi.co.uk
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