Remote Management Tips – Lead Your Team

The world is adapting to the Coronavirus crisis, and business is leading the way. The standard working day has changed dramatically for many people, with working remotely being the new normal for many companies.

There are many challenges with working remotely, and managing a team effectively when colleagues are working individually is a significant issue. At Global Solution Services, we aim to provide you with relevant training and support, ensuring you perform well, and that your team can thrive during these difficult times. If you are looking to lead your team confidently and effectively, we have remote management tips for you.

Try to check in daily

In the initial phase of remote working, you want to ensure there is regular contact and communication. Find out what works best for you and your team. You can chat by phone, by live video conference, by email, on a one-to-one basis or even one-to-many or as a group. There is a range of apps and services such as Team Hangouts from Google or Zoom, which makes communicating easy and effective.

When you check-in, you should enquire about how work is progressing, and how people are doing. Working remotely is challenging, and not everyone takes to it straight away. These are challenging times, and many people feel under significant pressure. Make sure you communicate clearly while supporting your team.

Set goals and deadlines

It is vital to maintain a sense of normality with work, even if these are strange times. As a leader, you should set goals and deadlines, and you should remain in touch with your team on these goals. If people need help, be proactive and try to make arrangements which will help them better manage their workload.

However, you should be realistic

While it is good to have deadlines and goals, realise you may not be able to work as efficiently as you would do in the office. Working from home isn’t always easy, and there are other distractions. Also, people may have additional responsibilities.

Try to maintain a balance between work and other factors, and if you need to be flexible with goals and aims, do so.

Some quick points to remember when leading from home:

  • Technology is there to help you and your team so use it to stay in touch
  • Not everyone has the same confidence about technology, so offer help, and make it clear people should ask for support if they need it
  • Be flexible with working hours and the process of work – people are under pressure and have a range of responsibilities, try to get the best from them
  • Lead by example – show your team you are working in the same manner as them

Working remotely will likely feature prominently for many companies. You must prepare for these circumstances, as this will enhance your chances of success. If you would like more guidance and training on managing teams who are working remotely, please contact Global Solution Services today, and we will be happy to assist you to feel more confident how to manage your team, wherever they are working.

Statement from GSS Directors on Covid-19

Statement from GSS Directors – Centre closures from 30th March 2020

Following the recent announcements made by UK Government, we would like to keep you updated on the changes GSS has made and the measures we have put in place to protect the well-being and safety of all our learners, customers and staff.

As of 30th March 2020 all GSS delivery sites will be closed. However, we are still fully operational and will be running Careers Advice and Guidance alongside Training via skype calls, video conferencing and on-line services to ensure all our customers, learners and trainees can still access our service.

These are indeed exceptional circumstances and we are working tirelessly behind the scenes to respond to the latest policy changes in some of our working procedures, and continue to prepare online material and resources to ensure minimum disruption to our service

We will continue to deliver Online Training and support going forward.

For further support please contact us on: 0844 745 2001 or 0208 665 4296

We are here to support you

We understand these are very difficult and anxious times for everyone, and urge you to stay home and keep safe, and to relieve the burden on the emergency services.

We will support as much as we can – if you have any concerns please email us on

We look forward to welcoming you all back to face to face meetings and training as soon as we can. In the meantime, stay home, stay safe and we will see you through our on-line channels.

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