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Lead from a Distance

Liberated from a brick-and-mortar company office, today’s workers are increasingly mobile and self-directed. Are your geographically distributed workers highly productive? How are your leaders helping them stay focused, engaged, and motivated to share responsibility for success?

Collaboration Consulting
You know your situation best. We know some best practices. Guided by a Managing a Distributed Workforce Assessment, one of our collaboration consultants will help you develop a shortlist management routines for bringing out the best in employees who work from home or in remote offices.

Skills Training
The virtual, instructor-led learning program, Leading from a Distance focuses on skills and routines for managing performance and developing employees who work in different locations. IA now offers short-online programs called Action Accelerators. Learn how to effectively collaborate and lead from a distance with our practices.

Leadership Coaching
After defining your goals in an online coaching conversation, a certified Collaboration Coach will help you build routines for delegation, monitoring and assessing performance, solving problems, and providing feedback, along with other managerial challenges.  

Key Meeting Facilitation
Our experienced meeting facilitators will help you design and facilitate yearly or occasional in-person gatherings with your distributed work groups to get colleagues re-connected, aligned, and committed to collaborative action going forward.

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Hundreds of other companies also trust us to help with their training and organizational development.

Expert Research

Recent Resources on Managing a Distributed Workforce

Convening People Who Work Remotely

How can teams work across boundaries such as working remotely. Learn how to keep collaboration alive in a virtual setting with real world tips.

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Webinar Recording: Master the Online Meeting Monster

Learn the essential ingredients for leading effective online meetings in this free 30-minute webinar.

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Webinar Recording: Leading From a Distance

When we don’t work in the same location with others, it’s more challenging to keep current, stay aligned, manage performance, and maintain team enthusiasm. Some remote managers fall back to command-and-control or hands-off strategies – neither of which bring out the best in others.

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Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory & Quality Assurance
Leading Global Pharmaceutical Company

"As consultants, they listen, they are engaged, they are flexible — and they deliver a learning experience next-to-none. They have turned the biggest skeptics into the biggest fans. They are singularly responsible for helping us at Abt Associates truly build a culture of development. From workshops, to consulting, to new program design, they are simply the best.”

Nancy Boenecke, Director, Professional Development
Abt

“IA is a trusted partner for anyone trying to develop a unique approach to growing leadership in their organization.”

Tim Chafin, Former Chief Executive Officer
New Century Women and Children's Hospital

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