Managing and leading teams who are working in a different way
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Leaders and managers are having to manage their teams through a very difficult time with teams working in very different ways.
This page contains tips and resources to help leaders and managers to manage their teams.
Please consider working through the following with your team members (where appropriate, and if you haven’t already done so):
Quote from a Head of Department of a large Department
The main emphasis from me has been around wellbeing and we have made sure that every member of our departmental community (academics, PS staff, phd students, and research staff) is able to talk to someone on a regular basis, to discuss challenges, difficulties, lifehacks that are working for them, and who can bring concerns to the leadership team where necessary.Academic Head of Department
Click on the boxes below for tips and examples of good practice from leaders and managers within the University.
Listed below are some resources from different organisations to help you identify ways to support your team.
General guidance from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD): Responding to the coronavirus
CIPD fact sheet: Top ten tips for managing remote teams
CIPD article: Six steps to help your team thrive at work
E-learning from 3c: How to Manage Conference Calls and Online Meetings:A FREE short piece of e-learning (less than half an hour) to help everyone who finds themselves managing conference calls and online meetings. A downloadable toolkit is also included.
Gallup Article: ‘Remember the needs of followers during Covid-19’
Harvard Business Review article: 8 Ways to Manage Your Team While Social Distancing
Durham University Guidance
Frequently Asked Questions for line managers.