Leading Remote Teams through Visible Teamwork

for managers and leaders of remote teams and those transitioning to an office-optional approach

Please note: We are currently in Beta, and the course price reflects this.

When working as a remote team, communication can't be left to chance. We can't assume that our team members will know what's expected of them; that they will magically find out what everyone in the team is doing; or that team spirit will magically ignite and sustain itself.

In the online space, we need to set up processes to help us stay aligned; we can use online tools to helps us stay connected; we can adopt behaviours that stop us from feeling like we're dispersed.

Visible Teamwork is a concept that you can introduce as a manager in your team.
You can help lay down an ecosystem to help team members stay connected, both through personal connection and through their work.
You can use the online space to help you adopt a more modern, facilitative style as a manager, rather than the traditional supervisory role.

Leading Remote Teams through Visible Teamwork will guide you through:

  • Identifying how working in a virtual team, or transitioning to a remote team, affects motivation
  • Identifying those aspects of your individual context you need to share in your team
  • How to stay connected and co-ordinated through making your work and work-related activities visible
  • Ways in which you can celebrate that our human interactions don't always need to be planned!
  • Choosing the technology to help you adopt the principles of visible teamwork.

As soon as you sign up, you'll have access to all the material, to dive into in your own time.
We recommend working through the material slowly, in chunks of 1 or 2 hours, making notes, reading the recommended reading, and thinking through how to apply the concepts. We recommend working through the course over ten weeks, but you could also set aside a weekend and immerse yourself in the content. (In total, you'll need between 10 and 20 hours.)


  • You will receive weekly emails, during your first ten weeks, prompting you to work through a section of the course. While being entirely-self paced, we support your steady progress with encouragement and suggestions throughout
  • You can read/listen through the material, answer questions to help you apply it to your own situation, and take a short quiz to help you think through what you've learned
  • Once a month, you'll be able to attend "Remote Reflections": A live session to ask your questions, hear more about different topics, and interact with the course creators
  • And throughout the courses we'll be at the other side of the inbox to answer any of your questions.

You can work through Leading Remote Teams through Visible Teamwork at your own pace, but we will nudge you every week to advance through the material.

All our content is delivered as text or audio.

Have a look at the Course Curriculum to get a feeling of what you might learn.
And get in touch if you have any questions about the course of what you might get from it.

Course Contents

  First, Some Vocabulary
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  A Coaching Mindset (Week 8)
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  Wrapping it All Up( Week 9)
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Your Instructor

Pilar Orti
Pilar Orti

Pilar is the Director of Virtual, not Distant, a company specialising in helping teams and organisations transition to an office-optional approach. She is also the host of the 21st Century Work Life podcast, where her, co-host Maya Middlemiss and a wide range of collaborators and guests, discuss topics such as leading remote teams, online collaboration and the evolution of distributed companies.

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