Online Workshop

Managing the Home-Based Community

This on-line workshop will provide you with everything you need to know about managing a home based community and builds on 20 years of experience in managing virtual organisations. AWA’s extensive scientific research into ‘managing virtual’ and experience in advising clients in ‘managing away’.  

When: 4pm UK | 12pm US EST| Thursday 2nd April

Where: Online (Link will be sent out 1 hour prior to start of event)


AWA Advanced Workplace Associates: Cognitive Performance

Workshop Aims

  • The Management challenge of multiple ‘contexts’ and what to do
  • Personality and its influence on effective home working
  • Maintaining trust relationships while working away
  • Communication richness, conscientiousness and choice tools
  • Knowledge sharing, learning and team members support
  • ‘Workership’ – new practices for working away
  • Managing mood and morale while everyone’s away
AWA Advanced Workplace Associates: Cognitive Fitness

The Issue

Many managers are comfortable managing their people when everyone is together in the office. When people start to work more of their time away from the home base, this can cause tension and issues within the team and between manager and team members. From our extensive research, we know that teams can suffer when they work more remotely from each other, and this is often because they have embarked upon a new way of working without fully understanding how different it would be, and therefore how to prepare for the difference.

To be effective, Teams need to focus on a number of aspects that generate good working relationships. When they work apart from each other, these factors still apply, but people need to think about doing things differently, so that their relationships don’t suffer from broken trust, silo behaviour, bias, poor communications and so on.

Fortunately, we know what it takes to safeguard team relationships when people aren’t together all the time. So if your team is working virtually as a consequence of the current health emergency (or for other reasons) then this session is for you. Full of great insights and practical tips you can put into action immediately.  

Our Contributors
Karen Plum - Advanced Workplace Associates - UK - USA - AWA - Workplace consultant

Director of Research and Development, AWA

Karen Plum is a senior workplace consultant responsible for our Research and Development activities.

In her consulting work Karen specialises in working as a senior coach with leaders, supporting them in creating the conditions to bring about strategic change in the way their people work. Karen is an expert in agile working, having helped countless organisations transition into new ways of working. She has worked with numerous organisations, helping to coordinate and construct more effective workplace strategies. Clients she has worked with include the Royal Bank of Scotland, Microsoft, Nationwide Building Society, Morgan Stanley, Lloyds Banking Group, Prostate Cancer UK and London & Partners.


Senior Associate, AWA

Anne is an experienced change management consultant and has worked with a wide array of municipalities, ministries and private companies (both small local and large global).

Anne advises top management in how they can utilise space as a strategic tool to ensure increased performance typically with regard to ensuring interdisciplinary cooperation and knowledge sharing; flexibility allowing for successive changes throughout the organisation; attraction and retention of talent; branding of the organisation, etc. while increasing staff satisfaction and reducing m2 use.

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