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Making a Success of Managing and Working Remotely

Making a Success of Managing and Working Remotely

SKU: 5400
Authors: Sarah Cook
Publishers: ITGP
Format: PDF
ISBN13: 9781787781290
Pages: 110
Published: 11 Jul 2019
Availability: Available now
Format: ePub
ISBN13: 9781787781306
Pages: 110
Published: 11 Jul 2019
Availability: Available now
Format: Audiobook
ISBN13: 9781787782419
  • Manage your team successfully so you can all reap the rewards of remote working.
  • Understand the challenges, create team cohesion and avoid isolation.
  • Advise your employees how to approach their work, how to balance work and outside-work demands, and deliver desired outcomes.

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This book will help managers and team members alike who are about to or have already started working remotely, covering:

  • The challenges of managing and working remotely
  • Technology as an enabler for remote working
  • Top tips for managing and working remotely
  • Preparing to work remotely
  • Managing change

Using case studies, diagrams and tables, with a good balance of research and practical advice, the book discusses both the technological and psychological aspects of remote working, helping employees and managers understand how they should approach and evaluate working remotely.

Ensure you make remote working a success with proven, practical advice – buy this book today.

The rise of remote working

Many employees no longer hold the traditional nine-to-five job. Instead, working time is increasingly flexible.

Technology has enabled a rapid rise in the number of remote workers in recent years; the TUC estimates that the number of UK people working from home increased by a fifth in the ten years to 2018, and now stands at around 2.5 million people. This number is expected to continue to rise – as a result of changing attitudes and technological developments – with half the UK workforce expected to be working remotely by 2025.

Benefits of remote working

  • Remote working, flexible working, working from home – whichever terminology you use – allows employees to change the locations they work from and their working hours.
  • For the organisation, proven benefits include improved employee retention, a wider pool of applicants, reduced costs, increased productivity, lower absenteeism and carbon footprint reductions.
  • For the individual, the flexibility brings a better work-life balance, reductions in costs such as those associated with commuting, less stress, increased well-being and less time spent travelling.
  • For a manager, it can help them empower team members to give their best, improve well-being in the team and improve job performance and satisfaction.
  • For the manager, this book provides practical advice on how to manage remotely, with emphasis on the use of technology, creating team cohesion and avoiding isolation factors.
  • For the team member, the book provides tips and techniques on how to work remotely, balance work and outside-work demands, and deliver desired outcomes.

"Any extremely useful book for both those who are new to working from home as well as those who, like myself, have been doing it for many years. With many organisations and employees being forced to transition to this way of working with little planning or training, it is refreshing to come across a book that is both comprehensive and insightful. From a manager’s fear that their employees might not be as productive as when they are in the office, to an employee's ability to remain focused with all the distractions of working in a home environment, it's all covered. Whether or not home working becomes the 'new normal' is still open debate, however it is something that most organisations and their employees will need to embrace and for that reason this book is a must read.”

- Richard Jones, Qure8 Ltd

About the author

Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook is the managing director of The Stairway Consultancy Ltd. She has 20 years’ consulting experience specialising in leadership and management development. Before this, Sarah worked for Unilever and as head of customer care for a retail marketing consultancy.

Sarah has practical experience helping managers to manage remotely and create high-performing teams. She has also worked extensively with team members to help them effectively transition to new ways of working. Sarah is a business author and has written widely on the topics of leadership, management development, team building and coaching. She also speaks regularly at conferences and seminars on these topics.

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