How to Manage a Hybrid Team

As organizations transition back to the office, leaders will be expected to be fair and equitable to those who are working from home and those who are coming back to an office environment. To be successful the leader of a hybrid team must successfully apply insights and techniques to guide performance and work relationships with all employees. Elevate’s course How to Manage a Hybrid Team will answer the most pressing questions and give useful tools and techniques to manage various circumstances while treating everyone fairly. This powerful training course is designed to give participants the tools necessary to build trust and synergy between office employees and those teleworking. Participants will walk away with practical ideas to lead hybrid teams with success and complete confidence.

Module One: Hybrid Team Meetings

In this module, participants will gain an understanding of which time management techniques are the most effective to ensure successful meetings and successful projects. Participants will also go through a presentation exercise to learn how to hold effective team meetings that value each team members’ time and talent.

  • Managing the Team Schedule
    • Objectives and Agendas
  • Team Topics
  • Team Collaboration

Module Two: Communication

Effective communication is a key component to any successful business. It is especially important when managing a hybrid team because not only do you deal with traditional communication problems with employees, but virtual teams can face more obstacles trying to keep in touch. Module two will give participants helpful tools and techniques for effective communication designed to encourage your employees to engage in two-way communication and ask questions when they receive new information.

  • Communicating Over the Distance
    • Early and Often
    • Rules of Responsiveness
  • The Best Communication Tools
  • Keeping the team in sync with each other

Module Three: Building Trust

Participants will focus on ways to build an open and honest environment within their hybrid team. We will discuss the importance of trust as well as the best practices to encourage ownership.

  • Trust Your Team and They Will Trust You
    • Beware of  “Us vs. Team” Territorial Issues
  • Share Best Practices
  • Ownership and Accountability

Module Four: Successful Hybrid Teams

Succeeding with a hybrid team can be challenging. Inspiring a team to create and meet goals, maintain motivation and work together are only a few obstacles when managing a team that you may or may not see on a daily basis. Module four will empower participants to build successful hybrid teams through effective communication and providing timely feedback.

  • Build a Team Culture
  • Fairness and equity between those in the office and those teleworking
  • Virtual “watercooler” meetings
  • Ensure everyone has a voice, including those you don’t see everyday
  • Provide Timely Feedback
  • Help your employees manage their stress levels
  • Pulling it all together
  • Learn how to hold effective meetings and group sessions
  • Learn effective ways to communicate with team members
  • How to ensure the remote workers and those in the office are in sync
  • Use tools to build trust and confidence among all employees
  • Know how to manage a hybrid team through any project

Materials 

  • Participant workbook 
  • Presenter slides and outlines 
  • Case Studies and Media as appropriate 
  • Role-play scenarios 
  • Post-training assessment 

Room Requirements 

  • Internet access for the presenter 
  • Screen 
  • Projector (if not ceiling mounted then a table or cart will need to be provided)
  • Training room must be able to comfortably accommodate the number of participants plus room to move around for various activities) 
  • Rounds or pods, a small table for presenter’s materials, chairs for all participants
  • One Flip chart and easel for each round table (for small group work) and markers

Additional Requirements 

  • Elevate will choose training facilitators whose background and expertise will support the subject matter and goals of the client 
  • Instructors will use a variety of instructional methods including lecture, group projects, discussion, and role play 
  • Participants are expected to be actively engaged in the learning process 


To customize your seminar please call 646-416-6441 or email  julie@elevate4success.com


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