Organizational Behaviour

Remote management

About this module

In this experiential learning module on Remote Management, the learner will take on the role of a new manager for the digital marketing team at Verden. For the past year, Verden has been transitioning its offer away from paper-based publishing and physical products to digital products delivered via a subscription model. As a result, the company has begun to move many of its employees to a remote work environment.

Many new problems have arisen as a result of this transformation. Foregoing in-person meetings, face-to-face conversations, and even simply being able to see their team working has begun to show an impact on the team’s performance. What’s more, departments and teams are more siloed than ever, creating problems with communication, teamwork, and even mental health for some employees. To succeed in their role, learners will need to listen to their team members to not only discern how the new work environment is affecting them, but also help improve the team’s situation.

Subject Matter Expert

The Ametros module was developed in collaboration with:
Dr. Deborah Hurst
Associate Professor of Work and Organizations,
Faculty of Business, Athabasca University

Learning objectives

Throughout this learning module, the learner will:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the logistical and emotional barriers presented by the remote workspace
  • Propose solutions to address conflicts that arise from working virtually
  • Find ways to connect with a team and peers online in a meaningful way

Skills experienced and assessed

  • Information gathering
  • Problem identification
  • Problem solving
  • Professional communication
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Conflict Management
  • Reflection

Learning outcome

In this module, the learner will work through the challenges of communicating in a remote work environment. This will include identifying and solving problems as they arise in the digital workspace and managing conflict between their team and another created by the company transformation.


The learning module will take learners 2 to 3 hours to complete.

Implementation options for higher education

Ametros modules can be easily integrated into an existing course or program via LTI 1.3.  Modules can be implemented in several ways including the following:

  1. The module can run asynchronously on-demand without instructor involvement.
  2. The module can run asynchronously with instructor involvement. The instructor can choose to provide additional student feedback at an interaction level.
  3. The module supports an optional instructor-graded assignment that is assessed using an easy-to-use, editable, integrated rubric. Feedback at the interaction level is optional for the instructor.