Managing Your Staff

Leading people you don’t see on a day-to-day basis presents distinct challenges, from establishing effective methods of communication to managing work-flow productively.  One of the biggest challenges of managing teams remotely can be maintaining a personal connection between team members and a productive and collaborative team culture, things that are more readily facilitated when people are co-located.

The following guide is designed to support line managers perform their supervisory tasks and continue to foster an environment of collaboration and cohesion amongst their teams Manager's Guide to Alternative Working Arrangements for COVID-19 (pdf 331kb)

We have now also developed this Manager's Guide for Returning to the Workplace (pdf 873kb) to assist managers in planning for staff to gradually return to our campuses.

The guide is supported by a number of additional resources, including LinkedIn Learning videos, checklists, articles and podcasts, covering, amongst other things;

  • Remote working: setting yourself and your teams up for success: 
  • Working from home procedures and forms 
  • EAP Manager Assist Program 
  • How to manage remote direct reports 

return to COVID-19 Support for Staff

UniSA Enterprising Essentials Program

LinkedIn Learning

  • Leading during Times of Change
    Learning path of 15 curated courses & videos that you can choose from covering themes of communication, leadership, adaptably, resilience, change.

Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL)

COVID-19: Leadership Resources

Webinars, articles, white papers, digital books:

Other resources

LinkedIn learning courses

Other resources:

Manager Assist Program

The Manager Assist program provides managers with timely support in managing personal and interpersonal work issues related to staff performance, effective working relationships and organisational change. The program is not intended to replace internal human resources functions but can provide dedicated, confidential support for specific issues that are more complex emotionally.

Simply call Freecall 1300 277 924 to arrange a phone call with one of the Human Psychology team. Human Psychology also offers a range of training programs and consulting services that may benefit your team.

Online learning

Prioritise your own wellbeing - your teams need you to succeed!

Make sure to check out the resources on our Wellbeing support page.

Resilience @ Work Coaching for managers

Tap into personal support with one of our UniSA R@W coaches. Email staff.development@unisa.edu.au to find out more.