Remote team management: practical activities to manage a dispersed team
Adapt your working methods to manage in remote as you would do at the office
Remote management is possible if you have the right methods and adopt the right habits.First of all: how can we maintain a good connection within the team? By adopting team rituals with the GoodMorning Meeting Template, for example, which is used to do daily synchronization meetings, or weekly meetings with the Weekly Template.
The objective is to establish a regular exchange time that allows to keep a good coordination and a strong cohesion within the team. Everyone shares key information: success stories, project progress, performance indicators...
The team members synchronize their actions and move forward together more easily. Then, how can we guarantee the success of projects when the team is not physically together? By using methods that allow to visualize in one place and even remotely the progress of each members. For example, with the Kanban Template, the team can easily monitor the progress of tasks and visualize its workload.
Thanks to the Steering Committee Template, you conduct regular steering committee meetings, as if you were at the office, by sharing a table that allows you to facilitate the different parts of the meeting: debate, decision making, information sharing...The relationship of trust is another essential aspect of management! And it continues to be built, even in remote.
Thanks to the One-on-one Template, you continue to have qualitative and personalized exchanges with each team member. With the Induction plan Template, you can welcome a new collaborator even remotely and offer him a fun and tailor-made path. And there are many other managerial actions that you can carry out remotely and which are explained in this template: transmit information efficiently and in remote, thanks to the Klaxoon Capsule activity; carry out team challenges to reach goals together and to excel even in remote; stimulate the team's creativity with many templates such as Bono's 6 thinking hats or World Café. All the methods presented here work for remote teams as well as for office teams: they have been tested and approved by the user community.