Best Practices for Managing a Remote Workforce
1 hour 5 minutes
Learn how to measure performance, maintain employee engagement, and build a culture for your remote employees.
When you have remote employees, you’re up against challenges you don’t usually experience when you have everyone working in the same building. The management techniques utilized on-site don’t always translate correctly with your remote staff. The most common problems remote employees are up against are limited communication with management and co-workers, employees working outside of the 9-5 workday, technical limitations (no company computer or email), low engagement, and a lack of company culture.
This topic will help you see the importance of becoming more conscious of the challenges faced by managers of a distributed team, the tools they should employ, and management techniques for measuring performance, maintaining employee engagement, and building a culture remotely.
• You will be able to describe the key software applications for managing an office virtually.
• You will be able to discuss how best to measure performance of your virtual workforce.
• You will be able to explain why management techniques need to be changed to suit a virtual environ-ment.
• You will be able to review your handbook and update it with key policies to support a distributed workforce.