Flexible and remote work arrangements allow companies to attract and retain top talent. According to a 2017 study by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, regular telecommuting grew 115% in the past decade, nearly 10 times faster than the rest of the workforce. Data suggest that prospective employees are more likely to accept offers from companies that offer variety in work arrangements.
Key aspects of remote work are about distance – people in involved in the working relationship are not co-located, and information, products and services are delivered over distance, and must communicate over distance, requiring effective use of digital tools. In an office, proximity and physical presence give others visibility; they can see what you are doing, and check in on you whenever they want, and that builds trust. Many companies reluctant to allow remote work cite concerns that they don’t always have the same visibility into the work, nor easy access to the remote workers. These companies often lack the mindsets, skills, and techniques to ensure people everywhere can produce results.
INSTRUCTOR: Stefanie Heiter, Principal of Bridging Distance, is among the nation’s leading thinkers in the human side of virtual work. She provides expertise in such areas as leadership and team development, for those located in the same place and remotely. Her efforts enable people to create productive, inclusive relationships across distance, while pulling them out of the email and meeting insanity, giving back valuable time and focus.
In this workshop you will:
1. Gain foundational understanding of the complexities of remote work
2. Benchmark your current capability, using our evidence-based model that defines successful remote worker behaviors in six categories: Task Execution, Skills, Flexibility, Control, Visibility, and Trust
3. Learn and practice behaviors that will make you thrive, focused on using technology to make yourself trustworthy
4. Create an action plan to immediately put newfound skills into practice
BONUS: You will receive a 1-hour individual coaching session within 45 days after the Summit with virtual leadership expert Stefanie Heiter to review the implementation of your newly found insights and abilities
This training is limited to 8 seats.