Virtual Team Management: 7 Keys to Managing Your Staff Online

In the wake of the pandemic, remote work has become the new norm. It's also become a new source of stress for people who aren't used to a totally virtual work environment.

But it looks like working from home is here to say, even post-Covid.

Many Canadian businesses are giving employees the option to continue working from home after the pandemic subsides.

And some are ditching their physical office space and going permanently online.

This massive shift to remote working is forcing managers to face a whole new set of challenges. 

How can you keep people connected and engaged when they're not together in the same office - or even the same time zone?

How do you track progress, monitor performance, and hold your staff accountable?

Apply these 7 simple strategies to take control and get comfortable with the new reality of virtual team management.

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Online Project Management Course: Meet the Instructor, Explore Training

Photo: Peter Mesh, online project management expert and educator

There's been great speculation about whether organizations will bring remote workers 'back to the office' after the pandemic is over.

Researchers have been busy collecting data on this for months. And the results show what most of us already suspected: work-from-home is here to stay.

A recent Stats Canada survey found that 25% of Canadian businesses are 'likely' or 'very likely' to offer their employees the option to work remotely following the pandemic.

Surprisingly, 14% reported that they will make it a requirement

Feeling blindsided by this radical shift to virtual team management? You're not alone.

We developed the Online Project Management certificate to help team leads and managers adapt to the new reality. 

This week, we interviewed the instructor, Peter Mesh, a virtual project management expert with over 20 years of experience in the field.

He walks us through some key challenges project managers are facing right now, and how this course can help.

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7 Better Ways to Manage Projects & People Online

With the growing shift to remote work, many project managers find themselves leading a group of people who are scattered across the country (or even the world).

There are some clear advantages to this new way of doing things. But online project management comes with a host of new challenges, too.

How can you maintain communication and engagement with remote team members? What are the best ways to run meetings and track projects online?

Basically: how can you adapt traditional project management techniques for the virtual world?

This post is here to help. We break down 7 simple ways to more effectively manage projects and people online.

Let's dive in.

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