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Working as a Remote Manager
        Personal experience at
         Strategic Programs

        January 2009




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Company Perspective

 Retention
 Customer access
 Talent management
 Engagement
 Recruitment
 Role model best practi...
Individual Perspective


 Commitment
 Personal and professional goals
 Career development
 Fits individual needs




 ...
Successes


 Availability to direct reports
 Work-life balance
 Flexibility
 Efficiency
 Customer focus




         ...
Practical Strategies for Managing


 Set expectations
 Regularly scheduled meetings
 Drive bys
 Email
 Over communica...
Monitoring Work


 Hours worked
 Deliverables on schedule
 Asking the right questions
 Provides status reports
 Respo...
Challenges


 Organizational adjustment
 Face-to-face meetings
 Large scale change initiatives
 Facilitating task forc...
Cost and Tools Needed
               Organization
 VOIP phone
 Occasional office visit
 VPN connection

               ...
Observations

 Contributes to employee retention
 Supports personal and professional goals
 Key contributors to success...
Recommendations

 Know the employee
 Set expectations
 Check in
 Modify to the person/role
 Create mutually beneficia...
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  1. 1. Working as a Remote Manager Personal experience at Strategic Programs January 2009 ©2009 Strategic Programs, Inc.
  2. 2. Company Perspective  Retention  Customer access  Talent management  Engagement  Recruitment  Role model best practices  Business expansion  Regional networking  Green benefits ©2009 Strategic Programs, Inc.
  3. 3. Individual Perspective  Commitment  Personal and professional goals  Career development  Fits individual needs ©2009 Strategic Programs, Inc.
  4. 4. Successes  Availability to direct reports  Work-life balance  Flexibility  Efficiency  Customer focus ©2009 Strategic Programs, Inc.
  5. 5. Practical Strategies for Managing  Set expectations  Regularly scheduled meetings  Drive bys  Email  Over communicate  Regular recognition  Maximize face-to face opportunities ©2009 Strategic Programs, Inc.
  6. 6. Monitoring Work  Hours worked  Deliverables on schedule  Asking the right questions  Provides status reports  Responsiveness ©2009 Strategic Programs, Inc.
  7. 7. Challenges  Organizational adjustment  Face-to-face meetings  Large scale change initiatives  Facilitating task forces  Interpersonal relationship building  Influencing ©2009 Strategic Programs, Inc.
  8. 8. Cost and Tools Needed Organization  VOIP phone  Occasional office visit  VPN connection Employee  Internet access  VOIP port  Computer ©2009 Strategic Programs, Inc.
  9. 9. Observations  Contributes to employee retention  Supports personal and professional goals  Key contributors to success  Clear instructions  Room to operate  Be available for help  Agreed upon check in  Individual and organizational benefits ©2009 Strategic Programs, Inc.
  10. 10. Recommendations  Know the employee  Set expectations  Check in  Modify to the person/role  Create mutually beneficial plan ©2009 Strategic Programs, Inc.
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