Distributed Teams deserve Smart Leadership

Smart Leadership.  Some of your people are gravitating back to the office and some are continuing to work from home. This means your business has moved to a distributed teams model. Are your Leaders equipped with the right skill set to make this a successful move? Or are you heading for a fall?

Why is Smart Leadership Development so crucial?

Our 20 years’ experience of implementation has taught us this

Leaders who understand your vision of your unique Smart Workforce, get behind it and set transformation goals for success

Leader’s that don’t have the right skills will jeopardise customer service and you will miss out on the benefits a Smart Workforce brings to the business.

 Smart Leadership is the chance to shine

The opportunity to lead a Smart Working team is a turning point in most Leaders career. But it’ll only turn out well if Leaders have the right skill set……..otherwise, you are setting them up for failure.

Managing a distributed team requires a different set of skills to managing those who are office based. The problem is that we moved into Lockdown so quickly that you didn’t have time to develop their skills in this area.

Well developed Smart Leaders can create a clear line of sight between the performance of the individual and the achievement of business outcomes. They do that from afar – it’s a real art. Therefore getting the right Leadership Programme in place is the most important investment you will make this year.

We’ve identified the 5 key ingredients to become a Smart Leader – a Leader who can effectively manage a distributed team.

1. Smart Shared Vision

Most Leaders had to take a leap of faith on 23rd March – they did and they now realise they can trust their workforce to do a good job.  In this module your Leaders will create a shared vision of how they can support these new ways of working now and also visualise how their team will operate in the future.

2. Smart Mindsets

Next Leaders are shown how their role is crucial to the success of a distributed team. Using the Smart Leaders Toolkit, they will learn how to help individuals overcome the challenges they will face and take advantage of the opportunities for growth.

They will recognise the importance of understanding what makes each individual team tick, how to coach them to set and achieve personal improvement goals that will ensure success of the distributed team.

3. A Culture of 2-way Trust

Leaders learn how to build a culture of 2-way trust, strong team connections, loads of learning opportunities and help to improve their team’s quality of life.

It’s no easy ride to manage a distributed team, but using our tried and tested methodology, we guide leaders through a six-step plan to build a culture of trust across their team.  This translates into better customer service and ultimately, growth.

4. Smarter Communication

In this workout, Leaders recognise that implementation is an excellent opportunity to improve team communication skills. Using the Smart Leaders Toolkit, they uncover the techniques of agreeing and maintaining a smart team charter, managing virtual meetings, getting the best from technology and maximising team collaboration….even from the quiet ones!

5. Smart Performance

All this learning accumulates in the final module.  Smart Leaders learn how create a clear line of sight between the performance of the individual and the achievement of business outcomes.  And they learn how to perfect that art when team members are not present in the same office.

This session introduces tried and tested tools for driving improved levels of accountability, engagement and continuous improvement, increasing both individual and team performance….and productivity of the business.

Leaders are the key to a successful Smart Workforce 

If you are banking on making savings by reducing office space and enabling a smart workforce – it is crucial to prepare your Leaders to manage a successful distributed team.

Tailoring your programme

Your Leadership Programme will be bespoke to your unique business.  We will align content to previous learning programmes as relevant, your Employer Brand and overall business strategy. The programme can be delivered virtually, face to face or a combination of both.

The choice is yours.

Don’t just take our word for it. 

Here’s what the HR Director from Yo! Sushi said about a recent bespoke programme we ran for her team:

Thanks for the workshop yesterday, I haven’t ‘thought’ so much for ages.  I was exhausted last night!

Learn more about how we can help your business work smarter.

Book a call to discuss your business needs with Ruth and Olly by emailing ideas@smartworkingrevolution.com right now.