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Virtual Team Management Coaching

Sonata Learning helps turn remote workforce management from a challenge into a competitive advantage.

Hybrid team manager coaching remote workers.
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Sonata’s coaching program for managing remote teams includes live small group sessions for managers, plus access to our library of self-guided learning modules. Check out a preview of the content below.

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Getting Remote Workforce Mangement Right

56% of organizations have a remote workforce, but less than half of managers receive training on how to manage remote and hybrid teams. As a result, a SHRM study found that 41% of managers doubt their ability to keep remote workers productive and motivated long-term.

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That’s why Sonata Learning developed our Virtual Team Management Coaching Program, to help managers adapt their approach and develop the skills and confidence for managing remote teams. Whether your organization embraced working from home as a strategic choice or rushed into it out of necessity, Sonata Learning can help managers lead teams of remote employees more effectively.

Remote Workforce
Challenges and Opportunities

Virtual employee productivity

Productivity

Virtual teams can be anywhere from 45% more productive to 10% less productive than traditional teams,¹ depending on how effectively managers engage with remote and hybrid team members.

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Engagement

Remote and hybrid workers are more engaged than on-site workers (38% vs. 30%), but rates are trending down.² Managers need strategies to maintain virtual team engagement long-term.

Hybrid team worker career development

Talent Acquisition

48% of workers want a remote position4 and remote workers are 13% more likely to stay 5+ years,³ making organizations with robust remote work cultures more attractive to candidates.

Highly engaged remote and hybrid teams

Employee Experience

Remote workers reported higher scores on most every dimension of employee experience from work-life balance (+25.7) to job satisfaction (+20%) to managing stress and anxiety (+17.3).

Cost savings remote work

Cost Reduction

Remote work can save over $10,000 in overheads per employee⁵ related to physical offices, relocation, etc.

Remote work diversity and inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Over 80% of knowledge workers of color say they experience less racism and stress working remotely.⁶

1. Aon Consulting / Stanford University 2. Gallup 3. Lemon.io 4. SHRM 5. Global Workplace Analytics 6. Future Forum

A System for Remote / Hybrid Team Success

Sonata Learning’s program is based on decades of practical experience managing and coaching remote and hybrid teams, plus the latest research from institutions like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, ESSEC Business School, Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group, and more.

Our coaches will help managers build their basic comfort and competence around remote work, create stronger social connection and engagement among team members, develop clear SOPs and guidelines, and find appropriate methods for monitoring performance. We can also help managers navigate the unique challenges of hybrid and globally distributed teams.

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A System for Remote / Hybrid Team Success

Remote Work Legal and Regulatory Compliance – Having remote workers all over the world raises unique situations with local employment laws and taxes. Sonata can connect you with expert legal advisors to help keep your policies compliant.

Remote Work Tools and Software – Whether you use Microsoft, Google, Slack, or another platform, we can help you select and implement the best remote work tools and software to support your employees.

Organizational Policies / Strategy – Our consultants can help you develop policies that balance accountability, flexibility, and productivity, and make your organization an employer of choice for remote workers.

Live Coaching and On-Demand
Resources for Virtual Team Managers

Rather than a one-off workshop, the Virtual Team Management Coaching program consists of four components, designed to provide ongoing support while fitting into busy team schedules.

On-demand learning

On-demand learning resources

Participants can access interactive learning modules on key skills plus additional resources for 12 months from the start of the program.

Small-group coaching sessions

Small-group coaching sessions

Managers meet with Sonata’s coaches in groups of 3 to 5 on a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly basis to discuss challenges and innovate solutions.

Discussion forums

Peer learning / discussions forums

Participants post questions and share ideas with colleagues and coaches via Slack (or your organizations’ preferred chat platform).

Surveys

Team
feedback
surveys

Managers and team members will receive a virtual work assessment survey covering all dimensions of team productivity and cohesion.

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Build a Thriving Virtual Workforce

In addition to coaching managers, Sonata’s network of coaches and consultants can support your organization on:

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Having remote workers all over the world raises unique situations with local employment laws and taxes. Sonata can connect you with expert legal advisors to help keep your policies compliant.

Whether you use Microsoft, Google, Slack, or another platform, our solution architects can advise on the best ways to leverage technology to support a remote workforce.

Our consultants can help you develop policies that balance accountability, flexibility, and productivity, and make your organization an employer of choice for remote workers.

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Meet the Coaches

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Emil Heidkamp

Has advised organizations including the Red Cross Red Crescent, US Navy, and World Bank on online work and training.