Mon 30 Mar. 2020

Coronavirus Business Continuity Webinar: Best Practice in Managing Teams Remotely

Undeterred by recent restrictions on movement & social interaction the Insurance Institute of Liverpool embraced technology and hosted a webinar via the video conferencing platform Zoom.

The topic was highly relevant given the current pandemic situation and explored techniques & principles which people managers could apply to the remote management of their teams. It was especially pertinent to those who have found themselves unexpectedly managing teams remotely and are trying to adapt to this new way of working.

Even with only 72 hours notice, the webinar garnered significant interest with approximately 50 attendees and covered topics including:

-Preparing to work remotely
-Communication with colleagues working remotely
-How to set clear objectives
-Managing team culture & morale
-Recruiting staff remotely

The speaker was Sarah Stoddart-Smith who was a past president of the Guildford Insurance Institute and has spent the past decade focusing on strategic business change. Sarah gained a wealth of experience from managing large teams across the world almost exclusively remotely to achieve complex business changes on tight timescales.

Thank you to everyone who attended this webinar and watch this space for more online CPD events

Damien Webster