It’s a new world we are living in. Many organizations have been forced to adapt to the hybrid style of some employees working remotely, and some in the physical office. With that in mind, managers have seen their fair share of challenges when it comes to keeping certain members of their team motivated and engaged. Working remotely contains its own set of challenges, mainly distractions, feelings of isolation, and/or a lack of clear communication with co-workers and management.
Today’s leaders are not just concerned about their workers completing the necessary tasks the organizations require of them, but also, today's managers are struggling to maintain a healthy workload for his/her team members, so they do not begin to experience burnout. Clear communication is perhaps the single greatest factor that will lead to success for those managing remotely, but how do we establish that?
P.A. Douglas Training has focused its training on building trust and rapport between both boss and worker, and co-worker to co-worker. With that trust being established, we can then explore our differing personalities and formulate an appropriate structure to better work cohesively within your given organization.
With a strong emphasis on managing your time and your stress, we will lead you through multiple sessions over two days, all while relating the topics to the given individual behavioural styles. Similarly with our conflict management and motivation sessions, we will continuously refer to what our individual behavioral styles are, and how we can better interact with each other.
Strategic Hybrid Management Skills
Success in your present and future management responsibilities is dependent on several self-management skills. By improving your skills at strategic execution, managing projects, priorities, and remote employees, and deadlines more effectively, while deflecting job-related stress, you will gain a deeper sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Specifically, at The Modern Manager Workshop you will learn how to:
- Effectively prioritize your time and activities
- Recognize the deadliest trap busy managers fall into and how to avoid them
- Make a more powerful impression at meetings and presentations
- Develop strategies for preventing, reducing, and managing stress
- Recognize and deal with "Type A" behaviour
- Double your productivity without doubling your stress
- Juggle people, paper, screens, and priorities more successfully
- Learn how to avoid the manipulative time tactics of others
- Improve your ability to act more proactively and with greater independence
- Enhance your professional image
KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE, AND KNOW YOURSELF
- By completing the P.A. Douglas “IMIND BEHAVIORAL STYLES PROFILE”, our unique one hundred question metric, you’ll become aware of what your personal behavioral style is, both professionally and socially.
- You will also be “DETERMINING ANOTHER'S STYLE”. A similar metric used to determine the behavioral style of those whom in which you need to better understand, whether that person be a subordinate or manager.
By knowing your style and another’s style, each will learn how to better communicate with one another, furthermore, you will learn to adapt and build upon each other’s strengths and improve on their weaknesses, in all areas of their individual working style.
Emotional intelligence skills
The most frustrating limitations placed upon you as a manager have little to do with your technical abilities; rather the most trying aspect of your work often involves dealing with people. To be effective in dealing with others, you must perfect the ability to
- Become a more effective team leader
- Raise low morale and low productivity
- Proactively deal with conflict
- Conduct crisp, successful interviews, and check ins, both in-person, and remotely
- Deal with interpersonal problems that threaten team cohesiveness
- Establish greater trust and rapport with others
- Achieve greater team synergy and effectiveness
- Inspire your staff to take initiative
- Cope with different and sometimes difficult people
- Deal effectively with negativity in the workplace
- Through a series of case studies and role plays, we will explore the differing conflicts that are all too common in today’s workplace.
- Within your breakout groups, you will discuss and formulate solutions on how to conduct effective interviews with those who are struggling.
- You will learn to better conduct interviews with those working remotely
- We will discuss how to properly give feedback, both remotely and in-person, there are many variables that create vast differences between the two.
Stress Management and Work/Life Balance
- Determine what are your hot button stressors
- You will take “SRRS life stress scale” to determine if change in your life is leading to compounding stress
- As a group we will discuss all the changes brought forth by the Covid 19 pandemic, how it has changed our roles, and what we have all been doing to adapt
- We will discuss the notion of irrational beliefs, whether we hold them? whether your employees hold them? And if so, how we can relieve that state of mind
- We will score you as to whether you are considered a type A individual or type B individual, or are you somewhere in the middle? We will explore and discuss the distinct traits of someone who is Type A
- We will discuss how we can talk to those who are feeling isolated and disconnected while working remotely
- We will discover how we can create strategies for success regarding managing stress within the differing behavioral styles
- We will discuss the dangers of burnout, what are the signs of it creeping up on individuals? more importantly, we will develop strategies to avoid burnout.
- We will discuss in detail how your employees can create boundaries while working both in the office and remotely, so that they can break free of the “electronic leash “we all feel that we are attached to 24/7
We will first determine whether you are a good or bad manager of your time by completing the P.A. Douglas” Comprehensive time-style Assessment”
- You will discuss within your breakout groups, what is it that keeps you from accomplishing your goals.
- We will highlight how we can interact with the differing personalities in regard to allowing everyone to be as effective as possible at managing their time, what are each other’s strengths and weaknesses in regards to time management
- You will learn to understand the difference between the things you cannot control, and focus more on what you can, this will inevitably lead to greater level of production with you and your team
- Understand the difference between tasks that are considered important and urgent, so many of us have difficulties deciphering between the two
- Utilize our new age “to do list” so that you are not wasting your valuable time on things that will not move you forward.
- Learn to properly delegate tasks to others, and in doing do you will share your knowledge with your team and create higher levels of trust within the group.
- Understand the importance of the 80/20 rule so you can eliminate time wasting.
Maintaining Your Team Remotely
- How to create the perfect “check in” with those who are working remotely
- Shape your management style to better promote a healthy level of trust and accountability within your team
- Maintain high levels of moral and team motivation by learning to engage in remote group meets that keeps everyone in the organization connected.
- Minimize feelings of isolation with your remote workers
- Learn to better manage conflict over a screen
- Establish healthy timelines and guidelines with those who are working remotely.
When June 23rd - 24th, 2022
Start times 8:30 a.m. PST, 9:30 a.m. MST, 11:30 a.m. EST
End times 1:30 p.m. PST, 2:30 p.m. MST, 4:30 p.m. EST
The virtual seminar will include everything covered at the in-person workshop. It will be live on ZOOM so participants can fully participate and engage with the faculty and other participants. There will also be clips from in-person sessions where appropriate.
Comprehensive Courseware Package
You will receive all the course materials in advance by email.
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