Management briefs - Managing teams working remotely
Duration 2 hours
Team Staff Development
Covid-19 Response
This course will be run as an online webinar combined with self-directed learning. If a course date is available, please book a place below and we will be in touch approximately a week before the course will take place with details on how to take part.


Course overview
For some managers, the COVID situation may have brought them their first experience of leading teams working remotely. For most managers it has presented a whole new set of management challenges in adjusting what we do and how we do it in the rapidly changing situation.
As time goes by however, we have moved from that initial state of ‘crisis management’ to recognising that some of the changes to how our teams work may be in place for much longer. What was ‘temporary’ may need to be reviewed and evaluated, and new practices considered to help individuals and teams to thrive in this type of working environment.

This 2 hour blended workshop offers managers an opportunity to come together to take stock of the experience of managing teams working remotely and identify the challenges faced. It is a chance to share examples of what has worked well in your teams to meet the challenges, and to work together to consider new approaches/initiatives.
We will consider 2 main areas of team management:
1) Building and maintaining relationships within the team, e.g. new starters, ‘social’ interaction, welfare, communication
2) Effective remote working, e.g. time management, productivity, performance, managing by outcomes

The workshop objectives are:
· Identify the initial and ongoing challenges in managing teams working remotely
· Share current good practice in meeting the challenges
· Work together to share ideas for new approaches/initiatives
· Consider what you have learned from managing teams working remotely that could be taken forward to any team situation


What you need to know

Cancellation fee: Your Division/Faculty will incur a £50 charge should you fail to attend on the day or cancel your place any later than three full working days before the course.

Sickness: If you are unable to attend the course due to sickness, please can you or a member of your team notify us by email (sd-course@bristol.ac.uk) as soon as possible on the day of the course, if not before.

Waiting list: Staff Development will operate a waiting list should this course become full. Because of this, places are non-transferable between colleagues.


How you book
Development courses should be discussed as part of a development plan agreed with your manager.

Each course will be open for bookings at 9 am on the day 8 weeks prior to the course date. If this date falls on a University closure day, the course will be released on the next working day. 

Please note that if there are no course dates, we are in the process of planning and will update this page as they are scheduled. For any updates, please refer to our monthly Staff Development bulletins and our Staff Development Yammer group.

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