How L&D Can Support the Virtual Leader

In recent years, virtual team working has been on the rise. We know that. However, we also know that there has been a dramatic spike in remote collaboration in recent weeks and virtual teams have been built - and taken shape - almost overnight. In the coming weeks, some will return to the office. For [...]

How L&D Can Support the Virtual Leader2020-07-01T11:52:16+01:00

3 Ways Leaders Motivate Virtual Teams In The ‘New Norm’

With such a significant shift in working practices due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, remote working could be here to stay indefinitely.  Employees have embraced remote working in a way that we could not have predicted at the start of the year. Almost half of the UK workforce were instructed to work from home overnight, organisations made it happen, and it [...]

3 Ways Leaders Motivate Virtual Teams In The ‘New Norm’2020-06-23T13:48:06+01:00

Is Managing Your Time the Key for Successful Virtual Leaders?

Virtual leadership is such a pertinent topic right now, as leaders adapt to the new world that the coronavirus has caused. Working from home is one of the success stories of the COVID-19 outbreak, with many companies reporting an easy transition. A recent survey found that up to 98 per cent of employees would like [...]

Is Managing Your Time the Key for Successful Virtual Leaders?2020-06-09T13:44:14+01:00

Why Teams Have Changed Forever – And What You Need to Do Next

The impact of the coronavirus on our lives has been significant; One example is the way we now view working at home versus the office.   Interestingly many organisations have quickly turned their operations virtual - something which might have seemed impossible before it suddenly became business-critical.   Leaders everywhere are now asking the question: how will the COVID-19 outbreak change their organisations and their teams?  While most people [...]

Why Teams Have Changed Forever – And What You Need to Do Next2020-05-25T11:00:40+01:00

How to Develop an Impactful Virtual Team

Virtual teams have been on the rise over the last decade, but the COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted their importance in our current economy.  As we move forward, it will be the teams who can make a success of remote working which will come out strongest.  As announced by the Prime Minister, in the U.K. from Wednesday, May [...]

How to Develop an Impactful Virtual Team2020-05-12T14:30:21+01:00

The Challenges of Leading Virtual Teams Through Change

The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the way we think about virtual working.  Once a less ‘standard’ or optional working style, the vast majority of us are now working from home.  Though on an interim basis, it’s highly likely that many organisations are now seriously considering utilising remote working for their organisation.  This significant shift has then also changed the role of [...]

The Challenges of Leading Virtual Teams Through Change2020-04-20T18:39:37+01:00

The Ultimate Balancing Act – Remote Working and Home Life

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced millions of us to work from home; many of whom have never done so before.  If the last few weeks have marked your first ever work-from-home period, first of all – congratulations, and secondly, if you’ve found it difficult to adjust - you’re not alone.   Despite an upward trend of home working in the last ten years – the number of people working [...]

The Ultimate Balancing Act – Remote Working and Home Life2020-04-08T12:34:10+01:00

Why Great Leaders Are Always Learning

Do you know the secret all great leaders share?   It's that there's an intrinsic value to lifelong learning, and by embracing it, you can develop and grow your leadership capabilities.  Simon Sinek, motivational speaker and author of the bestselling book Start With Why, says, "Leadership is a skill, a learnable, practicable skill, and the best leaders don't consider themselves experts— they consider themselves students…regardless of [...]

Why Great Leaders Are Always Learning2020-03-16T17:43:23+00:00

8 Easy Steps to Plan and Prioritise When Working Remotely

Staying focused when working remotely can be challenging, even for seasoned professionals.  Constant distractions - from that pile of laundry that needs ironing to your dog wanting a brisk walk – staying focused can be harder than you think.  But with more teams working remotely around the world, and with the escalation of Coronavirus adding to the numbers who are working [...]

8 Easy Steps to Plan and Prioritise When Working Remotely2020-03-17T11:42:37+00:00

New to Leadership? Here Are 5 Strategies To Implement Immediately

If you’ve recently been promoted to your first leadership role, congratulations!   The step up to management is exciting, but it can be a steep learning curve too, and one that will take you out of your comfort zone. No doubt, you are already very good at your job, but managing a team as a new [...]

New to Leadership? Here Are 5 Strategies To Implement Immediately2020-02-17T16:06:19+00:00

How To Ensure Wellbeing In Your Virtual Team

For leaders with virtual teams, ensuring your employees stay happy and healthy means not only ensuring they have the right tools for their work but that you commit to regular communication to promote a sense of belonging to the company culture and community for your virtual employees.  Wellbeing for virtual teams comes with its own set [...]

How To Ensure Wellbeing In Your Virtual Team2020-02-17T14:50:41+00:00

5 Steps to Developing an Agile Team Culture

Before we get into developing your ideal agile virtual team culture, it’s worth thinking about what exactly we mean by ‘agile’. An agile team is a cross-functional group of individuals that have the necessary people and skills to produce a successful outcome. It’s important to remember that there’s no magic formula to developing an agile [...]

5 Steps to Developing an Agile Team Culture2020-01-21T15:07:47+00:00

Why You Should Be Using Your Webcam For Meetings

Organising meetings that are productive and efficient is a fine art. And never more so if you are developing a virtual team who are too far away for regular face to face meetings.  A recent study on trends in high performing global teams concluded that ‘the human factor remains the greatest hurdle for global virtual teams.’   More and more, team leaders and employees are working [...]

Why You Should Be Using Your Webcam For Meetings2020-01-07T11:25:31+00:00

Supporting Your Virtual Team

Good leaders support their team to achieve the task at hand – great leaders look to support their employees with much more than that. Career development, loyalty to the company you work for and productivity levels are all closely linked to how effective we are at work. And they’re much easier to achieve with a [...]

Supporting Your Virtual Team2019-11-05T12:59:16+00:00

Creating Connections in a Virtual Team

There are countless opportunities for colleagues who work in the same location to connect every day – whether it’s a casual conversation about non-work-related topics, or the chance to celebrate occasions such as birthdays together. But what happens when you lead a virtual team? It can be very easy to focus solely on the task [...]

Creating Connections in a Virtual Team2019-11-05T12:59:44+00:00

7 Challenges in Developing Your Virtual Team

A dream team without boundaries: a team with the freedom and flexibility for healthy work-life balance; the ability to select the best people for the job, regardless of where they are in the world.  That’s the goal. Of course, the reality is always different, and it can be challenging for managers and leaders to build a successful team when you’re not in the same physical place.  Digital teams [...]

7 Challenges in Developing Your Virtual Team2019-09-03T12:40:20+01:00

Why Most Managers Struggle With Virtual Teams

You thought that being a manager of a virtual team was going to be easier than dealing with water cooler politics?  Turns out that you were wrong.  As virtual work becomes infinitely more common, it throws up certain challenges for a manager.  Yet where there are challenges, there are some exciting solutions. Research shows that [...]

Why Most Managers Struggle With Virtual Teams2018-04-01T22:03:31+01:00

Why You Might Have Been Overlooked For That Last Role

When you’ve worked hard to prepare for a promotional opportunity, one of the most frustrating things that can happen is to get overlooked in favour of a candidate who you think is less technically capable than you. Today we are going to take a look at some of the main reasons this might happen and [...]

Why You Might Have Been Overlooked For That Last Role2018-04-01T22:03:33+01:00