Key Learning Points
DON’T: Be unreliable
INSTEAD: Be accountable
DON’T: Be unproductive
INSTEAD: Focus on outcomes
DON’T: Lose touch
INSTEAD: Stay connected
DON’T: Be vague
INSTEAD: Communicate effectively
The team explores the pros and cons of managing remotely, but not all agree.
The staff at Cutting Edge discusses the pros and cons of working remotely. Serena is concerned that people won’t work hard, while Casey, Dion and Sherry are all for it. Carol says it’s easy for her because she’s gifted, but people like Carlos and Sanjay might not deliver if they were allowed to work from home. Sam wants a policy, realistic expectations and accountability. Marcus introduces unusual strategies. Carol rejects Carlos’ proposition that she needs someone to give her a “to-do” list when she’s offsite. Carlos nevertheless swears by his “Plan, Do, Check, Action” approach to staying on track and achieving his desired outcomes. Steve and Sam suggest tips like switching off distractions and dressing as though you’re actually at work. Serena likes to touch base with remote workers twice-daily to see how they’re faring and discuss problems). Steve and Carlos, sit side-by-side Skyping to confirm their lunch meeting and to clock up the desired Skype hours.
Cutting Edge Communication training videos are designed to provoke discussion and response. Contemporary, fast paced, short, character driven, sitcom-style comedies, these courses take an innovative approach to reaching today's learners. Through laughter, discussion and reaction, we can all develop a more transparent and shared vision of how we wish to behave, how we manage ourselves, and how we cooperate with others.
While some find them insensitive or even outrageous, the vast majority of viewers and participants have found them to be refreshing, stimulating and ideal for injecting energy and enthusiasm back into learning.
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