How to Create and Manage Remote Teams

Managers today have direct reports or team members who are located somewhere else- another remote location or another country. The basics of good team management haven’t changed, but how does a manager or organization maintain peak performance and keep employees engaged when separated by miles, time zones and culture?

Remote and virtual teams are a fact of life. Yet many teams and their leaders struggle to create the kind of bonds and working relationships that get results.

  • Over 80% of teams and 90% of projects have at least some members not co-located with the rest of the group
  • Poor or unsatisfactory working relationships can lead to high turnover and low engagement
  • Building trust and great working relationships requires thought, leadership and the willingness to engage technology thoughtfully

We work with small groups on the web presentation platform of your choice to  assess their current team strength, speed up adoption of technology, and build trust even when people can’t get together in-person.

This course is ideal for: Project Managers, Team Leaders and anyone responsible building strong, productive teams in a virtual or matrixed environment.


This 90 minute webinar workshop is designed for up to 10 participants to allow maximum interaction and learning. In it participants will understand the timeless traits of great teams and how today’s technology and a little planning can help overcome distance, time zones and lack of connections.

Course includes a pre-class assessment of their current team health in three areas, copies of the course visuals and a PDF, re-printable packet of planning tools they can use for future presentations.

Course Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will:
  • Understand the challenges and possibilities of remote teams
  • Assess their current teams in the areas of task completion, working relationships and communication
  • Learn what builds trust in any team, and how to accomplish that in a remote environment
  • Discover tools and techniques for creating great working relationships using your company’s technology
  • Develop an action plan for strengthening relationships and trust in your remote team

What good is saving money on time and travel if teams aren’t productive and have the kind of strong working relationships that get the work done? Help your leaders develop core leadership skills for the way we really work today.

This course is also available as an individual enrollment webinar. See our events page for schedule and pricing. Participants in this program may qualify for Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit.