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46: Leading a Distributed Working Team - Bee Hepburn

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February 18, 2020
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46: Leading a Distributed Working Team - Bee Hepburn
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Bee Hepburn, the Education and Content Manager at cloud-based accounting platform provider, Xero, leads a team of 90 people spread across six regions. If you work in a distributed or decentralised learning team you will understand some of the difficulties that this presents in thinking and working as one team, particularly if you have different reporting lines.

Bee discusses the challenges she found when she stepped into her global role two years ago, and how she has led her team to create a new sense of purpose and work cohesively and effectively. Creating a shared learning strategy was a critical early step. Bee describes the process used to create and implement their learning strategy. Listen out for lots of practical approaches and tools for improving how your team collaborates.

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Sample Template – One Page Strategy (Note this is not the specific version used by Xero which could not be shared publicly. It is similar to that described by Bee Hepburn.)
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