This book provides an essential and up-to-date toolkit for remote managers and virtual team leaders. It is packed with free-to-use tools and templates that remote leaders use to successfully manage and lead their distributed teams, whether you are a line manager or a matrix leader.
Global integration of teams in organisations has taken place to harness the benefits of distributed teaming. Whilst the challenges of global integration seem difficult, they can largely be overcome by good remote leadership practices. Purchase this book if you need tangible guidance to help you in your role as a distance manager. No waffle, page filling theory or unnecessary padding. Practical. Relevant. Useful.
Emanuela has created this practical, relevant and useful guidebook, so you can learn how successful remote leaders overcome the challenges created by virtual working.
Here is a window into how you will benefit by purchasing and reviewing this excellent resource aimed at remote managers, remote team leaders, virtual leaders and matrix matrix managers:
Benchmark your remote leadership complexity and use this to prioritise your focus areas for improvement or risk management.
Learn how to create a team working culture that supersedes individual cultures so that teams are focused on professional delivery across cultural, time zone and geographical distance barriers.
Understand what it means to nurture a purposeful virtual team, and explore the use of a variety of tools and templates to keep your finger on the pulse of activity.
Understand the difference between motivating co-located versus remote teams, and learn how to keep remote team members motivated and engaged.
Grasp a full consideration of remote communication challenges and how to overcome them with practical guidelines and tools that work in a variety of contexts across typical communication channels of email, telephone and web meetings.
Get to grips with best practices on how to use these communication channels to best effect, and appreciate that not having access to face-to-face meetings is not always a compromise when other channels are harnessed effectively.
If you have the luxury of recruiting remote workers, discover the personal attributes of the ideal remote worker and use the Interview Sheet (or your modified version thereof) to help you choose the right person.
Many people who read this book do not have the benefit of hierarchical power with their remote team members. They are in a matrix organisation structure and have to lead successful outcomes with team members who have multiple reporting lines themselves. Learn how to build trust and create an identity with your objectives, even with people that do not report to you directly.
Build your confidence, competence and professionalism as a remote team leader and virtual manager with this concise set of tools, techniques and insights about remote leadership.