University of California, Irvine

Leadership in Remote Work

This course is part of Remote Leadership for Managers Specialization

Taught in English

Patty Malone

Instructor: Patty Malone

Included with Coursera Plus

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

5 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Recognize the impact of the silo mentality on remote team communication and strategies to improve information sharing and collaboration across teams.

  • Define various leadership styles and adapt them effectively to a remote work setting

  • Identify how to overcome burnout and other remote work challenges, apply methods to promote employee well-being, and manage conflicts constructively.

Details to know

Shareable certificate

Add to your LinkedIn profile

Recently updated!

June 2024

Assessments

4 assignments

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

5 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

See how employees at top companies are mastering in-demand skills

Placeholder

Build your subject-matter expertise

This course is part of the Remote Leadership for Managers Specialization
When you enroll in this course, you'll also be enrolled in this Specialization.
  • Learn new concepts from industry experts
  • Gain a foundational understanding of a subject or tool
  • Develop job-relevant skills with hands-on projects
  • Earn a shareable career certificate
Placeholder
Placeholder

Earn a career certificate

Add this credential to your LinkedIn profile, resume, or CV

Share it on social media and in your performance review

Placeholder

There are 4 modules in this course

Welcome to Module 1, Dynamics of Remote Work. This module focuses on the silo mentality and the challenges it brings to effective communication in remote teams. We will explore best practices to prevent the silo mentality, how to build bridges of communication across teams and strategies for mitigating communication breakdowns in the virtual environment. We will also reflect on our own experiences in siloed work environments and weigh the effectiveness of different remote communication strategies in real-world situations.

What's included

1 video2 readings1 assignment1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Module 2, Leadership Styles in a Virtual Environment. This module explores the six main leadership styles and how to adapt them to a remote work environment. We will also cover ways to build trust, avoid miscommunication, and give positive and negative feedback to remote team members. We will close the module with a discussion of our own leadership styles, their differences when face-to-face versus online, and strategies to bring out our best leadership qualities.

What's included

1 video1 reading1 assignment1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Module 3, Handling Remote Challenges. In this module, we will discover how to handle isolation and burnout in virtual team members, conduct difficult conversations remotely, approach common distractions, and address uncertainty in team member’s roles and expectations. We will then discuss the unique demands of virtual work that can exacerbate burnout and strategies to overcome it.

What's included

1 video1 reading1 assignment1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Module 4, Conflict in Virtual Environments. This module explores the different types of conflicts, their common causes in virtual teams, and the most common conflict management styles. We will also discover the dos and don’ts of conflict resolution, the positive outcomes of resolving conflict well, and how to prevent negative conflict. We will close the module by discussing what types of conflict we’ve experienced in virtual environments and how it was or could have been handled well.

What's included

1 video2 readings1 assignment1 discussion prompt

Instructor

Patty Malone
University of California, Irvine
3 Courses63 learners

Offered by

Recommended if you're interested in Leadership and Management

Why people choose Coursera for their career

Felipe M.
Learner since 2018
"To be able to take courses at my own pace and rhythm has been an amazing experience. I can learn whenever it fits my schedule and mood."
Jennifer J.
Learner since 2020
"I directly applied the concepts and skills I learned from my courses to an exciting new project at work."
Larry W.
Learner since 2021
"When I need courses on topics that my university doesn't offer, Coursera is one of the best places to go."
Chaitanya A.
"Learning isn't just about being better at your job: it's so much more than that. Coursera allows me to learn without limits."

New to Leadership and Management? Start here.

Placeholder

Open new doors with Coursera Plus

Unlimited access to 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs - all included in your subscription

Advance your career with an online degree

Earn a degree from world-class universities - 100% online

Join over 3,400 global companies that choose Coursera for Business

Upskill your employees to excel in the digital economy

Frequently asked questions