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Working from Home

Leading and Managing Flexible, Agile and Remote Workers

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Language:  English
Utilising trusted and tested methods, this book is packed with hints and tips on how to get the best out of remote workers including how to introduce flexible working in the current COVID 19 climate.
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The COVID 19 virus has brought working from home into sharp focus. Remote working is currently a reality for the majority of the working population and ensuring managers are equipped with the right skill set is now a necessity. This book is packed with hints and tips on how to get the best out of your remote workers and includes a chapter dedicated specifically to helping introduce flexible working in the current climate. It also looks at the impact of generational diversity on home working. An easy but compelling read, this is an essential book both for managers and home-workers alike.

About the author

Eric Linin is a learning and development professional with over 40 years of business experience including more than 25 years in the development field.  Most recently Eric was Head of Leadership Development with Lloyd’s of London, a role he left in 2018 having launched the award-winning Lloyd’s University, conceived the Lloyd’s Market Learning Week and established a number of highly acclaimed leadership and coaching programmes. As a ‘Baby Boomer’, Eric has himself had to adapt to the challenges that many managers and leaders face in acclimatising to the new working environment of an Agile Workforce. Many of the examples used in this book are from his own personal experiences.A highly respected speaker, facilitator, specialist in Leadership and Management Development and an experienced leader and manager in his own right, he now works independently, specifically working with new leadership teams to help them to come together into a cohesive and effective unit. He also works with Senior Leaders who are undertaking Masters Degrees in Business Administration coaching and mentoring students as they develop their portfolio of evidence to meet the exacting demands of the End Point Assessor.Outside of his professional interests, Eric is a keen sports fan – mainly as a spectator these days. He is a season ticket holder at the Oval and hopes to spend more of his leisure time following the England Team on overseas tours. He also enjoys hiking, live music and travel.

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  1. The Modern Office – My how it’s Changed!
    1. The way we communicate
    2. The way we organise ourselves
    3. The way we collaborate and work together
    4. The place we work
    5. Chapter summary
  2. The People in your Office – they aren’t all from the digital age!
    1. Baby Boomers: Born between 1946 and 1964
    2. Generation X: Born between 1965 and 1980
    3. Generation Y/Millennials: Born between 1981 and 1996
    4. Generation Z: Born after around 1997
    5. Chapter summary
  3. The Agile and Flexible Workforce: What’s it all about?
    1. Remote Working
    2. Flexible Working
    3. Agile Working
    4. Dynamic Working
    5. Chapter Summary
  4. Managing in an Agile and Flexible Organisation
    1. Clear and Effective Communication
    2. Motivation and engagement
    3. Being really clear on what you expect from your team
    4. Case study in managing flexible workers
    5. Chapter Summary
  5. Coronavirus (COVID 19) – A New Era is forced upon us
    1. A checklist of tips to support wide-scale home working
    2. Maximising technology to support Home Working
    3. Chapter Summary
  6. Glossary of Terms and Concepts
  7. References
About the Author

Eric Linin