As more and more organizations transition to remote and hybrid work environments in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become crucial for business leaders to train their remote managers for the new normal. With adequate training, remote managers can get the best out of their employees. Here are some of the ways small business owners are training remote managers.
To train managers remotely, my company leverages technology to find the right remote training software. There’s no shortage of remote training tools in the market, but you must find the right one to train managers remotely. The right software can help deliver training in a straightforward, flexible and efficient manner. The remote management team can access the software any time they like, without being bound by their physical location. They can learn at their own pace, ensuring they retain their learnings for a long time.
Rodney Warner, CEO of Connective
To train our managers in a remote work model, we use e-learning software that lets us create and share training courses. This is an important step in the training process for managers. Since we’re working remotely, one-on-one training and meetings are impossible. So we use software such as uQualio to create training videos. These videos are beneficial in letting our managers get acquainted with their tasks and process workflows at their own pace comfortably. This has been very beneficial because managers can now get down to the actual work much faster and take over their predecessor’s duties more efficiently.
Dan Shepherd, HR Director of VEI Communications
My number one tip for training managers is to focus on soft skills in their remote sessions. We conduct webinars to enhance their expertise in managing remote teams. These sessions mainly target task delegation, active listening, public speaking, and other important skills. All these qualities are important for handling remote teams. Additionally, we have added an intensive leadership development program as part of our remote training for managers. This allows them to pick on all the necessary technical skills as well.
Kristi Smith, Operations Manager of Honest Brand Reviews
My company hosts virtual coaching workshops to train managers remotely. These interactive workshops are conducted through Zoom and allow managers to hone their skills. Handling a remote team isn’t easy. So, we ensure that our webinars equip managers with all the necessary knowledge to lead a remote team. We guide them through a step-by-step process on how to deal with remote conflict, communicate effectively, and delegate tasks to remote workers.
Brandon Walsh, CEO of Interly
When training managers remotely, we set up seminars and workshops to allow them to gain relevant company knowledge. When the managers are initially onboarded remotely, they are given access to company material, including PDF files and presentations. When they have a general understanding of the company’s core concepts, then it’s time for virtual seminars and workshops. The venture’s executives give the seminars as they impart their knowledge to the newly hired managers.
David Lee, CEO of Neutypechic
We have created a culture of open and direct virtual communications. Our managers collaborate and communicate daily with the senior members of our organization. They are encouraged to ask their seniors questions and learn from their past experiences. One senior member is assigned five managers for training; they teach them every aspect of the business via video conferencing tools like Zoom. It is important to have an open culture because it enables the senior members of our organization to pass on their knowledge to their subordinates. With the help of the right tools and apps, it has become even more convenient.
Jessica Kats – Soxy
The age-old traditional classroom training methods are not effective anymore. In the digital world, workplace optimization skills matter greatly. Using technology to train your employees will increase efficiency and ensure that satisfaction is achieved in terms of productivity. I use pre-recorded podcasts and webinar sessions to train my remote employees. The key is to use features that involve screen sharing, document collaboration and remote access to each other’s devices. This way of sharing information can result in high-end performance and the perfect use of technological advancements.
Patrick Wilson, HR Manager of Skill Courses