Webinar: Good Practices for Managing Homeworkers


The imposition of homeworking without preparation as a result of the Coronavirus is challenging to Managers and Team Leaders who have little or no previous experience of managing staff remotely. There is also the challenge of learning how to use communications and collaborative technologies to manage staff remotely.

To manage a remote team effectively requires new understandings, greater self-awareness and new practices.

Managers and Team Leaders need to build and maintain relationships, expectations, performance and trust.

British Library in partnership with.jpgPractical advice on Managing Homeworkers effectively

In partnership with  the British Library Business and IP Centre we held this webinar on Tuesday 19th May.

john-eary-100x100-01.jpgThe webinar was presented by John Eary, Director of JEC Professional Services has assisted over 40 organisations to adopt new ways of working. John is the author of a new book, Agile Working and the Digital Workspace published by Business Expert Press.

91% of the attendees found the webinar helpful.

“It was extremely helpful and informative.” Service Manager, District Council

“I found it very informative and enjoyable” Manager, University

 "I thought the session was really helpful" Interim Manager, Social Housing organisation

In this webinar we covered:

  • Benefits and challenges of managing virtual teams of homeworkers
  • Management styles for Homeworking
  • Setting expectations
  • Using technology as a management tool 
  • The ingredients of successful virtual meetings
  • Using communication and collaboration tools effectively
  • Ensuring team members are engaged
  • Adapting management and communication styles
  • Guidelines for interacting with homeworking staff
  • Maintaining motivation and supporting staff

By the end of the session partcipants had a better understanding of the appropriate management and communication styles to manage and support homeworking staff.

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Our experienced consultants have helped:

  • BNP Paribas
  • Derbyshire Community Health Service
  • enei
  • GAP
  • Grand Union Housing Group
  • North Yorkshire Police
  • Regenda Group
  • Rendall & Ritner
  • SmartestEnergy
  • Warwickshire & West Mercia Police
  • University of Leicester

Read our clients' testimonials below


Client feedback

Jim Austin

Jim Austin

Associate Director Of Transformation, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

John was able, at very short notice, to assist us in writing and consolidating our agile working business case. His ability to quickly understand our complex environment and translate our thoughts into actionable activities was outstanding. I am happy to recommend his work.

Caroline Watson

Caroline Watson

Partner, Global Action Plan

John delivered a Ways of Working and IT review for us at Global Action Plan. He was a great listener and won the work because his was the most accurate proposal for our needs. His work didn't disappoint us. He was thorough, has great client liaison, was patient with our queries and level of understanding of IT issues and new techniques. I'd be happy to work with John again and recommend him.

Denise Yates

Denise Yates

Chief Executive, Potential Plus UK

John’s approach was professional, knowledgeable and experienced in areas such as agile working and technology. He listened to our needs and about the constraints we operate under. He sought the views of stakeholders and made recommendations which were practical, fairly simple to implement and which were relevant to all those involved with us.

Ed Nunn

Ed Nunn

Managing Director, OEG Interiors Ltd

John, many thanks for the session last week and your very insightful presentation on Agile Working and how it can be successfully introduced in the modern workspace. I would certainly be ready to recommend your services and look forward to working with you on future projects.


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