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Distance does not make the heart grow fonder: managing and motivating remote teams

Posted by WEST Board Member on Jan 3, 2018 1:27:12 PM
You are probably managing or working in a team with members scattered in different offices, different cities and different parts of the world. We can all underestimate, and especially if we are the ones at cozy HQ, how lonely, disconnected and inefficient this can feel. Misunderstandings and toxic office politics can swell with distance as team motivation and the sense of agency diminishes.

When you lead dispersed teams, the challenges are magnified ten-fold. Traditional leadership methods don’t work. Building trust among team members, creating respectful relationships that transcend distance and allowing for higher levels of personal autonomy are critical. Leaders must change their approach and developing new skills to lead remote teams.
 
Join us on January 10th for a lively, hands-on, interactive workshop session, where you will learn will learn practical techniques for building effective team cohesion, engagement, cooperation and resilience. The workshop will be lead by Mari Ann Snow.

 

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