Managing hybrid teams

The essentials: live virtual training

Traditionally, workplace teams have been based together at a specific location, with colleagues collaborating in-person and around the same schedules. Recently though, this has changed dramatically. Today, many of us work regularly from home or across multiple sites, and managers are increasingly tasked with leading ‘hybrid’ teams, that combine both on-site and remote staff. 

Hybrid teams present new leadership challenges. Critically, managers must ensure their teams don’t split into an on-site ‘core’ and a remote ‘fringe’ by attending to workers’ needs, their access to information, opportunities to contribute, and their levels of recognition and visibility.

They also need to respond to the different everyday productivity challenges faced by remote and on-site workers, as well as those who combine both styles of working. 

This live online training session provides managers of hybrid teams with the skills to maintain a cohesive, happy and productive hybrid team. Led by an expert trainer and with a small and interactive group, delegates will learn a toolkit of practical management techniques and gain a greater understanding of their role in ensuring their hybrid team’s long-term success.

What participants will learn

This intensive session is designed to have maximum practical impact in a short time. It provides tools and tips around topics including:

  • Understanding the key challenges faced by hybrid teams
  • Using action-centred leadership to intentionally manage the task, build the team and support the individual when managing a hybrid team
  • Harnessing the power of short-term goals to motivate your team and monitor productivity
  • Managing through trust, objectives and outcomes
  • Ensuring information parity across the team
  • Building and maintaining relationships and social capital
  • Ensuring inclusiveness and involvement
  • Avoiding your team splitting into a ‘core’ and a ‘fringe’
  • Sustaining the team’s morale, positivity and purpose
  • Developing a flexible leadership style
  • Holding effective 1:1s
  • Identifying tensions and supporting individuals who are struggling
  • Helping staff manage the pressure of ‘presenteeism’

After the course every participant receives a PDF course handbook covering everything they’ve learnt on the course.


How is the training delivered?

This is a live and fully interactive training session. Just like classroom training, it is delivered by an experienced tutor to a small group, ensuring plenty of chances to ask questions and discuss experiences. 

Using Zoom, Teams or your preferred platform, delegates are able to see, hear and interact with the trainer and other participants in real time. The session is intensive, and last about 90 minutes, equipping participants with a raft of instantly implementable techniques to improve their ability to lead their hybrid team.

Our trainers

Our home and remote working trainers are expert practitioners and consultants, with many years of experience delivering impactful training across a broad range of organisations and sectors.

Sally Prescott

Sally has years of experience supporting organisations to deliver exceptional service, leadership and communications. She is a qualified coach and is licensed to deliver a wide range of training programmes. Whether through classroom or virtual training, Sally's energy, knowledge and experience have a lasting impact on those she teaches.

Kate Jennings - Cambridge Executive Development

Kate Jennings

A highly experienced trainer, coach and consultant with a commercial background in product development, Kate has worked with clients in the UK, Europe and US to develop and deliver classroom and virtual professional skills programmes.

Joanna Markham - Cambridge Executive Development

Joanna Markham

Joanna developed her vast knowledge over a long career as an academic and senior leader in industry. As a consultant she has worked with some of the world’s biggest companies, helping develop the professional and leadership skills of people ranging from new starters to CEOs.

If you have a group of colleagues who could benefit from the Managing Hybrid Teams course, we can deliver an in-company session at a time that suits you.

Participants can join the session from the office or from home, and can take part in their own teams, or with a mixture of colleagues from across your organisation.

Fees depend on the number of participants and whether or not you would like the content adapted to address any specific issues relevant to your group.

Please contact us to find out more and to obtain a quote.

About us

Cambridge Exec is a boutique learning consultancy made up of a select team of specialists in workplace wellbeing, communications and people-oriented leadership and management. We deliver training and coaching, and conduct research and analysis that supports your people-centred workplace culture.

For twenty years we’ve been helping organisations ranging from small startups to international brands to build their people’s capacities, enhance wellbeing and boost engagement and productivity at work.

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