Incipit: To lead remotely requires to lead differently!
New information and communications technologies (ICT) have revolutionised everyday work and life in the 21st century. They enable people to connect with work colleagues and supervisors -as well as with friends and family – at any point in time.
One manifestation of this is the ICT-enabled virtual organization that spans geographical and temporal boundaries and operates as a dispersed, collaborative network of people who are independent of location or affiliation. In the United States over 12 million employees, or 9% of the employee population, work virtually at least 8 h per week.
One effect is that leaders must assume more responsibility for working with followers who are at a distance. Since traditional models of leaderships rely on physical proximity, social and organizational propinquity, and networks of open channels of communications, new models must be developed and new behaviours must be adopted by remote leaders to guarantee communication effectiveness and leadership performance.
This course if for the leader that need to acquire the basic strategies and techniques, to guarantee an expectational level of team performance despite the lack of physical proximity.
Managers, leaders and anyone who is called to lead a team that is geographically distributed or in the absence of physical proximity (smartworking / teleworking).
Traditional leadership models
Remote leadership models
Goal setting at a distance
Building distant leadership in a cross-cultural context