Working Remotely

Teams are working remotely more than ever before. Hybrid working is becoming increasingly acceptable.

Being able to navigate the challenges of working from different locations, time zones and cultures has never been more critical.

By communicating effectively and building trusting relationships across these barriers, team members can learn and implement tips and techniques to maintain and enhance team performance.

Course Content

Setting the context

  • Challenges of working remotely from our teams
  • The three types of distance in virtual teams
    (Physical, Operational, Affinity)

Minimising Operational Distance

  • Beating Attenuation: Being visible and communicative
  • Leveraging appropriate communication mediums
  • Being focused, productive and healthy at home

Minimising Affinity Distance

  • Building rapport in remote relationships
  • Building trust in remote relationships
  • Cultural awareness in a remote team

Mini case studies

Course Approach


  • Existing perception of what it takes to work remotely
  • Habitual ineffective ways of working or communicating


  • New ways of being visible and productive
  • Healthy habits when working at home or distanced from your team
  • Trusting & effective remote relationships


  • How you set daily and weekly actions
  • Your internal shortcuts and perception of others who work remotely
  • How you support remote colleagues

Embedding Success

Post programme activities to support the transfer of learning and building of habits.


Assess your current visibility to your remote colleagues. What is the current impact of your visibility? Reflect on your perceived strengths and gaps.


Look at your daily habits of working remotely. Determine news ways of working that will produce increased focus, productivity and wellbeing.


Review your default style and medium of communication. For whom in your remote teams is this ineffective. Determine what changes you will make with whom, when and how.


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Why study with Alpha?

Innovation and creativity born from experience

We are thought leaders in instructional and learning journey design and holistic solution architects. We have extensive finance and investments experience combined with skills application to deliver performance improving results. We develop immersive learning environments that maximize time to productivity, support talent retention and added value to improving quality of hires.

Knowledge Exchange Evangelists

We are focused on mining the embedded organisational intellectual capital for the benefit of the next generation. We create and curate best in class practice gathered from our experience with the leading financial institutions. We design our programmes with the end in mind – what results are you trying to achieve with this intervention? What metrics will we set ourselves to achieve that?

Generation Proof

Quality and innovation, using current market and industry best practices, have made us a trusted partner in delivering dynamic and motivating training for the financial and capital markets. Our programmes are generation proof and responsive to evolving learner needs and styles. Our solutions use a multi-stakeholder engagement strategy that expands beyond relationships between the learner and learning provider. We create connections with managers, peers and the wider business to drive impactful return on investment..

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