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Managing Hybrid Teams Programme

Create a productive and engaged Hybrid workforce

Flexible working is here to stay.

Many companies now acknowledge the numerous business advantages of having a hybrid workforce, such as a greater ability to attract and retain top talent, financial savings on office overheads, and an increase in productivity.

But getting this hybrid working world to run efficiently, and even outperform the co-located model, is not simply about performing a cut and paste of the old processes and approaches. It requires re-imagining what the future model could look like for your business.

Luckily, the hybrid model is far from ‘new’. Many organisations have been experimenting with hybrid and remote working for years. This means there are tried and tested techniques and approaches we can all learn and benefit from.

Our Managing Hybrid Teams Programme takes these key insights and structures them into a 6 part live, virtual programme to give managers the skills and knowledge to build high performing hybrid teams.

 To find out more, see below, call us on 01372 700026 or send an email to info@nuatraining.co.uk.

 

What the programme covers

(modules can also be run individually or grouped as needed)

MODULE ONE – Hybrid Essentials (90 mins virtual delivery)

The opportunity has been created to reset working practices, and create a new more productive and engaged workforce.

But how does this new optimised hybrid team operate? What structures and routines do you need to create to ensure high productivity? How do you combat the ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mentality? How do you maintain motivation and engagement? How do you get hybrid working to outperform the in-office model?

We cover the essentials you need to consider, and start you team planning their ideal working models based on their actual experiences and best practice.

Key topics are:

  • The successful ingredients of a hybrid organisation
  • Trust, autonomy and alignment
  • Maximising productivity – asynchronous and synchronous working
  • What could a future hybrid working model look like?

MODULE TWO – Communication Pulse (90 mins)

Communication is a core component of any business and without it, the tasks and procedures to allow the business to run efficiently would not occur. Communication concerns continually rise to the top when it comes to discussions about the challenges faced by remote teams.

Effective communication needs a strategy to ensure you have clear rules, rhythms and routines so everyone feels consistently involved and engaged regardless of their location.

Key topics are:

  • What is different about communication in a hybrid working model?
  • Aligning the team and gaining buy-in and ownership
  • Virtual communication best practice: Communications Framework, Clarity, Parity, Fun and Experimentation
  • Work through real life scenarios from the group
  • Extending your network to overcome silo’s

MODULE THREE – Running Effective Meetings and Virtual Collaboration (2 hours)

Are you experiencing death by meetings, where nothing ever seems to get done because you are always in meetings? A recent HBR interview also found “30% to 50% of the hours we spend in meetings aren’t productive”. This session provides a framework to reverse that trend, so the meetings we need actually drive results.

Virtually collaborating and creating ideas is not the same as being in the room with others. Its harder to pick up on the visual signals that we all give off, and conversations need to be more structured with one person talking at a time, meaning ideas can get stuck or not flow as easily.

There are techniques to overcome these issues to develop a practical approach that captures the energy typically wasted in a traditional brainstorming session and steers it in a more productive direction.

Key topics are:

Running Effective Meetings

  • Understanding your current meeting effectiveness- identify challenges
  • 7P’s Effective Meeting Framework Ⓡ
  • Simplify and speed-up decision-making in meetings
  • Create a plan for fewer, better virtual meetings

Virtual Collaboration

  • How to encourage equal opportunity for participation and decision making
  • Leading creative and collaborative sessions, virtually and face to face
  • Tools and techniques for virtual collaboration

MODULE FOUR – Manager as a Coach (3 hours)

Your primary role as a manager is to support and develop your employees. People react differently to the new ways of working. Some may love the flexibility offered, others may be close to burnout and/or feel isolated.

Now more than ever, coaching is a key skill to develop. It provides fresh perspectives on personal challenges and enhanced decision-making skills to energising the team and creating a unified agenda for change

Key topics are:

  • What is coaching, and what it’s not
  • Deeper Listening
  • Ask don’t tell
  • Language- the use of metaphors
  • GROW model

    MODULE FIVE – Crucial Conversations (3 hours)

    We all have to have crucial conversations at some point in our careers, whether it’s providing feedback on poor performance, telling a team member they aren’t getting a pay rise or a promotion, or managing inappropriate behaviour.

    Whilst tough conversations at work are inevitable and happen regularly, no-one relishes the thought of having to deal with them, and now the challenge is you may not usually be in the same room as that person. As a manager, it’s a crucial part of the job and something that helps both us and our teams to develop and grow.

    And don’t forget that feedback can also be positive and motivational when the opportunity arises.

    Key topics are:

    • How to create a feedback culture where teams feel safe to give each other frequent feedback
    • The key challenges to having difficult conversations
    • The principles of Radical Candour Ⓡ
    • Perceptual Positioning
    • Framework for handling difficult conversations remotely, and in-person


    MODULE SIX – Culture and Vision (3 hours)

    The culture of an organisation is the common identity that reflects shared values and beliefs. Company culture is important in any work environment, but when employees are working in remote and hybrid teams, establishing a strong and intentional company culture is crucial.

    But you can’t simply copy-paste in-office culture into a hybrid environment. We work with you and your teams what the new culture and vision should be.

    Key topics are:

    • Developing the long term company Vision & Values
    • Key cultural elements in a hybrid organisation
    • Introduction to Agile
    • Agile Empowerment Techniques
    • Activities to help strengthen the culture in the hybrid working structure

    Duration

    A programme will typically be run with teams in groups of up to 20, over two months, delivered through 90 minute to 3 hour (module dependent) interactive Zoom workshops with follow-up team coaching as required.

    Modules can though the customised or grouped to your specific needs, or run as one-off workshops

    Who the course is for?

    Managers who want to increase performance, productivity and motivation levels in a hybrid-remote world.

    Want to find out more about how Nua Training can help you fast track your management skills? Call us on 01372 700026 or send an email to info@nuatraining.co.uk.

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