90 Minute managing remote workers Training session

Remote and flexible working is on the rise, giving employees flexibility on where, when and the hours they work. It's traditionally been associated with the needs of parents and carers, but increasingly organisations are recognising the business benefits of a more flexible way of working.

In this session we discuss flexible working as a strategic tool an organisation can use to improve performance and productivity. It outlines the different types of flexible working arrangements available, including part-time and compressed hours, mobile working and career breaks. It looks at the potential benefits of flexible working, both direct and indirect. Finally, it offers the legal perspective and some ideas on how flexible working can be implemented, how common barriers can be overcome, and how HR can support staff opting for more flexible working arrangements.

Flexible working arrangements can play a vital role in an organisation's performance. It’s HR‘s remit to identify how flexible working options can benefit both the organisation and individuals, as well as working with the business, and in particular line managers, to put the options in place. In particular, HR should consider the behavioural and attitudinal barriers to flexible working and promote mutual trust in the flexible working arrangements adopted, supported with appropriate people management systems and processes.

Flexible working has become excessively associated with the needs of parents and carers to the detriment of its positive role in enabling employers to manage their business more effectively. While the statutory right to request flexible working has been extended to all employees, for some years, many employers have been proactively looking at opportunities to find win-win solutions that recognise the needs of employees and the business, and the direct and indirect benefits of flexible working provision. 

The key content of this 90 minute managing remote workers training session:

  • The benefits of flexible and remote working
  • Guidelines for remote workers
  • Making remote teams work
  • Communicating remotely
  • Q and A and feedback


By the end of this 90 minute managing remote workers training session your learners will be able to:

  • State the benefits of flexible and remote working
  • Implement the guidelines for flexible and remote working
  • Communicate the communication charter

As all organisation are different our trainer will call you before the session to ensure that any specific issues you have are covered

Timings and Other Information

  • The sessions are 90 minutes long with an optional 30 minutes additional Q and A with the tutor at the end for those that want to hang around
  • The session is for up to 12 learners (which is why we don't charge per person, prices include the session, an experience tutor and materials)
  • We are flexible on the times but recommend the following (GMT): 08:00, 11:00 and 14:00
  • We recommend a monthly follow up and coaching session (on-line), with the same tutor, one month after the session to ensure action and accountability for the tasks the learners set themselves
  • If it suits your needs better you could always organise 3 different sessions per day for your team to choose the best time for them and we'll co-ordinate the rest
  • If relevant, all pre-course activities will be forwarded to the session organiser to be distributed to the leaners a week before before the session to allow to for completion
  • All the handouts will be forwarded to the session organiser to be distributed to the leaners after the session