Today’s workforce is increasingly working from home and other remote locations, with teams spread across countries and time zones. Our managers are having to learn how 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 hard to understand what’s really going on, given less access to nonverbal cues and body language. It can be harder to build rapport and trust over long distances.
Employees working remotely also have many new challenges to adapt to. It’s harder to understand goals as tasks evolve with the additional separation from their leader. Working for hours or days with fewer human interactions is isolating, damaging morale and reducing connection to colleagues. And there’s a host of new technologies and techniques to master in order to communicate and collaborate well.
Leading Virtually™ helps managers with remote staff learn a skillset to stay connected and increase the effectiveness and productivity of their people.
Supervisors, frontline managers, mid-level managers, and senior managers who are leading people virtually
Leading Virtually is a virtual instructor-led course that unfolds over three 2-hour sessions. The virtual sessions offer learners a highly engaging experience that includes instruction, responses, reflection, group activities, and opportunities to practice new skills in a safe setting. The program also offers learners a chance to share stories and best practices in their transition to managing others virtually.
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.
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Blanchard® has been creating the best leaders & managers in the world, developing over 150,000 people each year. From the award-winning Blanchard Management Essentials program to The SLII Experience™ program, the most widely used leadership development program in the world, Blanchard is the provider of choice of Fortune 500 companies as well as medium businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations.
Blanchard Vietnam, a member of PACE Institute of Management, is an authorized partner of Blanchard® in Vietnam.