Managing a Dispersed Team is a guide is for public sector managers who are responsible for direct reports who work in a different location from them.
Sometimes the distance may result as a consequence of:
- a new management role
- an organisational decision affecting the workforce (for example, re-locating part of the workforce)
- a change in work practices (for example, a new requirement to conduct work at a remote location); or
- a change to the work arrangements for an individual to a dispersed team (for example, an arrangement for them to work from home on a regular basis).
The guide highlights the issues managers need to think about when managing a dispersed team. It also provides some practical tips on how to apply good people management techniques when staff are physically distant.