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Successfully Manage Employees Who Work from Home

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By: Dr. B. Lynn Ware
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Intermediate to Advanced

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With the current coronavirus scare, employers are taking active steps to ease the spread of the disease by allowing workers who are able to work from home. Though there has been a recent trend toward employers offering remote working and telecommuting arrangements, having a majority of your workforce working from home can be daunting when leaders and managers have firm deliverables and deadlines to meet. Join this webinar to learn several research-based tips on how to successfully manage employees who are working remotely. This webinar will review the benefits of allowing employees to work from home and give managers the tools they still need to get the performance they expect from their teams.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Do you worry about employees actually getting work their done if they are not in the office? Or how the team is going to collaborate on important customer deliverables if everyone is not in the office? Or if they will get distracted by laundry and kids? Or if they are job hunting on LinkedIn since you’ve given them the option of telecommuting?

By attending this webinar, you will learn how you can mitigate the potential lost productivity of having employees working from home. Discover how to keep employee trust, bonding, collaboration, and accountability happening when you can’t see your employee working in the office each day. After attending this webinar, you will change your mindset and skillset for how to manage remote workers, not only during the current crisis, but for the future as well.

AREA COVERED

  • Potential pitfalls of having employees work remotely
  • Signs of possible employee disengagement
  • Creating a culture of trust and sharing
  • What a manager can do to establish trust and accountability
  • How to use technology to bridge the “visual” gap?
  • Balancing face to face, telephone and remote work
  • What to “measure” to make sure work is getting done and employees are putting in the hours you expect?
  • Benefits of a remote workforce
  • How to keep your workforce calm and productive?
  • Should you allow employees to work from home when the crisis is over?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn how to maintain productivity from employees working from home
  • Learn tips on how to set up better team collaboration amongst virtual teams
  • Minimize management time by learning how to maintain streamlined communications and new work processes for working remotely
  • Gain experience on how to leverage time zone differences to actually maximize project and speed of deliverables completion
  • Compare the benefits of different remote technology you can set up for your virtual team infrastructure
  • Learn three key communication tips that will keep your employees calm during the crisis

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

HR Managers and all functional line managers in any business: CEO’s, VP’s, middle managers, and supervisors

Do you worry about employees actually getting work their done if they are not in the office? Or how the team is going to collaborate on important customer deliverables if everyone is not in the office? Or if they will get distracted by laundry and kids? Or if they are job hunting on LinkedIn since you’ve given them the option of telecommuting?

By attending this webinar, you will learn how you can mitigate the potential lost productivity of having employees working from home. Discover how to keep employee trust, bonding, collaboration, and accountability happening when you can’t see your employee working in the office each day. After attending this webinar, you will change your mindset and skillset for how to manage remote workers, not only during the current crisis, but for the future as well.

  • Potential pitfalls of having employees work remotely
  • Signs of possible employee disengagement
  • Creating a culture of trust and sharing
  • What a manager can do to establish trust and accountability
  • How to use technology to bridge the “visual” gap?
  • Balancing face to face, telephone and remote work
  • What to “measure” to make sure work is getting done and employees are putting in the hours you expect?
  • Benefits of a remote workforce
  • How to keep your workforce calm and productive?
  • Should you allow employees to work from home when the crisis is over?
  • Learn how to maintain productivity from employees working from home
  • Learn tips on how to set up better team collaboration amongst virtual teams
  • Minimize management time by learning how to maintain streamlined communications and new work processes for working remotely
  • Gain experience on how to leverage time zone differences to actually maximize project and speed of deliverables completion
  • Compare the benefits of different remote technology you can set up for your virtual team infrastructure
  • Learn three key communication tips that will keep your employees calm during the crisis

HR Managers and all functional line managers in any business: CEO’s, VP’s, middle managers, and supervisors

SPEAKER PROFILE

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Dr. Ware is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and CEO of Integral Talent Systems, Inc. (ITS)

ITS is a global technology enabled talent management consulting firm specializing in bringing the science of talent management to the bottom line.

ITS is a pioneer in the field of attracting and retaining top talent, as the company was the first consulting firm dedicated to this workplace issue that began emerging in the U.S. during 1996 and has since become a global concern.

Dr. Ware is frequently engaged with corporate clients to provide guidance on how to create “employer of choice” environments, so that they can attract and keep the best talent in their respective industries.

ITS provides this guidance by continually conducting independent research in talent management, staying abreast of current corporate and workplace trends and best practices, and creating innovative products and services regarding this topic.

Dr. Ware has practiced for over 25 years in the talent management field, with a strong focus on how to increase employee productivity for the benefit of achieving business goals. She has acted as a consultant in this capacity for 180 of the Fortune 1000.

Dr. Ware is frequently quoted on trends in talent management strategies in numerous publications such as the Associated Press, Computer World magazine, Network World and the San Francisco Chronicle, and has been featured several times on CNN as a national talent management expert.

 

 

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