This topic contains a range of tools to help you run a session on managing remote teams
A tool that can be used to identify risks that would make remote working impossible or difficult and to plan for interruptions or disasters when remotely working.
A tool that can be used to think carefully about the qualities needed for remote working or managing a remote worker, identify the skills available and plan for any shortfalls in skill.
A tool that can be used to introduce the remote team to the 'home' team, to show how the remote team fits into the organisation, to make good use of remote team visits to headquarters and to establish whether the remote team's view of the world matches with key individuals at headquarters.
A tool that can be used to design an induction process that can be used whenever a new team member is introduced into the remote team.
You can use this tool to help the remote team understand their importance in contributing to the company objectives and clarify the tactical and logistical objectives that support the strategic objectives.
Use this tool to get remote workers to think about their current role, how they perceive it changing and to get them to plan for their part in that change.
You can use this tool to assess the point at which it is right to ask for help and be clear about what you are asking for.
You can use this tool to give your remote group a chance to practise effective problem-solving.
You can use this tool to identify the skills available, plan for any skills shortfalls and identify the development plans of the team.
You can use this tool to look at ways in which you and your remote team can diagnose problems associated with group think and nip them in the bud.
A tool that can be used to look at ways in which you and your remote team can diagnose problems associated with unrealistic targets and nip them in the bud.