Remote Working: Delivering Results Wherever You Are

by Anna Faherty
access120 days access
cpd hours4 CPD hours

This course will enable you to:

  • Develop the skills and mindset to deliver results as an extremely effective remote worker
  • Recruit and manage remote workers, building trust and sharing your vision
  • Communicate effectively at a distance
  • Get to grips with how to run effective virtual meetings for ensuring attendees are engaged
  • Understand how creativity and collaboration can be developed by shared thinking and the right tools

The coronavirus pandemic means more of us are working at home than ever before. And that brings with it new challenges. The skills that have always enabled us to deliver results may now need to be supplemented so that we can continue to operate as high performing finance professionals. Working from home offers many benefits but it also causes an increasingly blurred line between work and home life, and it can be difficult to collaborate and communicate with your team effectively.

This course provides insight into how to ensure you're working from home efficiently. It will also address the challenges of managing remote workers and of recruiting new team members. It is filled with practical tips on how to communicate effectively as a remote worker, including how to run effective virtual meetings to enable engagement and collaboration to develop high performing remote teams.

Being an effective remote worker

  • Working remotely
  • Developing key skills
  • Setting up your workspace
  • Managing well-being
  • Connecting with virtual office-mates
  • Balancing work and home life
  • Managing your time
  • Avoiding distractions
  • Realising the benefits

Managing remote workers

  • Managing remotely
  • Approaching remote management
  • Recruiting remote workers
  • Recruiting virtually with Bloomberg
  • Building trust as a leader
  • Sharing your vision
  • Supporting your staff
  • Keeping remote workers engaged
  • Reviewing performance with Check-in
  • Ensuring health and safety
  • Resolving conflict

Communicating effectively

  • Communicating as a remote worker
  • Understanding the principles of remote communication
  • Overcoming challenges
  • Choosing the right methods
  • Promoting transparency with Stripe
  • Fostering two-way communication
  • Using non-verbal communication
  • Writing effective emails
  • Delivering unambiguous feedback
  • Moving away from email

Running virtual meetings

  • Getting the most out of remote meetings
  • Planning remote meetings
  • Choosing the right tech
  • Communicating on video calls
  • Facilitating remote meetings
  • Handling questions at Twitter
  • Ensuring everyone can participate
  • Building rapport in remote meetings
  • Minimising video-call fatigue

Collaborating remotely

  • Collaborating at a distance
  • Harnessing the power of virtual collaboration
  • Developing a team vision
  • Choosing the right tools
  • Establishing processes
  • Setting up communication protocols
  • Making effective decisions
  • Enabling creative thinking
  • Brainstorming online

Anna Faherty is a writer, editor, researcher and educator who works across the publishing, museum and science communication sectors.

She collaborates with a diverse range of organisations to help them develop profitable products and effective, audience-focused communications. Her clients include the British Museum, Oxford University Press, Pearson and the V&A.

A scientist by training, Anna built up almost two decades of commercial product development and management experience, gained in higher education and professional publishing, before setting up her own consultancy business. She has also served as the Trustee of a small local museum and is sensitive to the needs of international audiences, having studied and worked in the UK, Australia, South Africa and the Seychelles.

Anna has delivered workshops and webinars for ACCA and the AIA and has lectured at City University, Kingston University, Oxford Brookes University and University College London. She is the author of two books (both published by Wellcome Collection) and her research paper on novel business models was recognised by an international award for excellence.

You can find out more about Anna's professional experience at:, or follow her on Twitter at @mafunyane.

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