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Working and Managing Remotely – Fundamentals for Managers

3 Day Training

Dates: 24 – 26 July | 28 – 30 October 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

Course Introduction

This comprehensive course on Working and Managing Remotely offers an in-depth exploration of the various aspects of working from a distance, tailored for both employees and managers. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the remote work environment, including its challenges and opportunities. They will learn about effective communication and collaboration techniques, the use of various digital tools, managing remote teams, and personal productivity strategies. The course is designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in a remote working setting, enhancing both their professional and personal lives.


By attending Working and Managing Remotely – Fundamentals for Managers course you will be able to:

  • Deal with all the challenges of remote working;

  • Prepare yourself and your team to work remotely;

  • Create a reliable plan for you and your employees to follow when working remotely;

  • Use techniques to manage time, workload and projects;

  • Measure and analyse the work of your employees from home;

  • Deal with psychological and motivational issues within your team successfully;

Course Objectives

By the end of the Working and Managing Remotely – Fundamentals for Managers course, participants will be able to:

  • Enhanced Understanding of Remote Work: Gain a clear perspective on what remote working entails and the ongoing workplace revolution.

  • Improved Communication Skills: Learn how to communicate effectively in a remote setting, utilizing various tools and strategies.

  • Management Skills: For managers, this course offers insights into overcoming the unique challenges of managing remote teams.

  • Technical Preparedness: Understand how to address and prevent technical issues, ensuring smooth remote operations.

  • Tool Proficiency: Familiarity with a range of tools for project management, time management, communication, and collaboration.

  • Effective Team Collaboration: Strategies for conducting successful remote meetings and fostering team collaboration.

  • Security Awareness: Tips on maintaining both online and offline security as a remote worker.

  • Action Planning: Develop a plan to stay connected and effectively manage remote teams.

  • Productivity and Motivation: Learn how to maintain productivity, beat procrastination, and stay motivated.

  • Personal Well-being: Emphasis on creating a balanced remote working environment, focusing on physical health, mental wellness, and work-life balance.

Who should attend?

  • Managers of all levels

  • Professionals who want to live a fulfilled life in a modern digitally-disrupted world

  • Anyone who is planning to work and manage remotely

  • Anyone who has already been managing people remotely but wants to know the best practices and tools

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Introduction to Remote Work

  • Understanding Remote Work: Exploring its Nature and Scope

  • The Evolution of the Workplace: A Revolution in Working Styles

  • Addressing Common Misconceptions about Remote Work

  • Challenges and Solutions for Remote Managers

Navigating the Challenges of Remote Leadership

  • Strategies for Effective Remote Team Management

  • Overcoming Barriers: Lack of Direct Supervision and Information Access

  • Addressing Remote Workers’ Motivation and Isolation

  • Communication and Collaboration in Remote Teams

The Importance of Enhanced Communication in Remote Teams

  • Advanced Strategies for Effective Remote Communication

  • Tackling Technical Challenges and Preparing Your Team

  • A Comprehensive Overview of Essential Communication and Collaboration Tools

  • Effective Use of Project and Time Management Tools

  • Mastering Remote Meetings: Techniques and Timing

  • Personal Outreach vs. Group Communication: Making the Right Choice

  • Security and Privacy for Remote Workers

Essential Security Practices for Remote Work Environments

  • Creating a Secure and Efficient Remote Working Plan

  • Building and Managing Remote Teams

Establishing Clear Expectations and Rules of Engagement

  • Inclusive Strategies for Remote Team Building

  • Enhancing Team Rapport and Overcoming Remote Work Challenges

  • Embracing Diversity and Managing Psychological Well-being

  • Conflict Resolution and Effective Task Delegation

  • Productivity Measurement and Performance Reviews in Remote Settings

  • Cultivating a Strong Remote Work Culture

  • Personal Development and Workspace Optimization

The Remote Manager’s Workspace: Setup for Success

  • Strategies to Overcome Procrastination and Boost Productivity

  • Developing the Right Mindset for Remote Work

  • Enhancing Self-Control, Awareness, and Motivation

  • Crafting a Personal “To-Don’t” List and Setting Remote Work Goals

  • Work-Life Balance and Wellness in Remote Work

Creating the Ideal Remote Working Environment

  • Managing Online Distractions and Setting Boundaries

  • Balancing Remote Work with Family Life: Strategies for Partners and Parents

  • Designing Effective Morning and Evening Rituals

  • Integrating Physical Activity and Wellness into Your Routine

  • Understanding and Utilizing Your Peak Productive Times

  • Structuring Your Day: Work Blocks, Breaks, and Offline Time

This comprehensive outline aims to provide a detailed roadmap for mastering the complexities of remote work, focusing on effective management, team building, personal development, and work-life balance.

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