The pandemic has caused a paradigm shift in management because of the dramatic increase in work-from-home practices. Yet the shift to hybrid work raises challenges for both managers and the staff. On one hand, today’s managers also need the interpersonal and relationship building skills to carry out the traditional management activities through digital interfaces. On the other hand, unconstrained digital work can have negative consequences for employees’ mental and physical health, leading to digital burnout and low productivity.
Where training offers and educational resources on remote leadership exist, they are primarily addressed to multinational corporations. As SMEs make up 99% of companies and employ 66% of Europeans, PROSPER has been carefully designed to meet the needs of European SME managers and is aligned with partners’ expertise, all of whom are vocational training providers to the small and medium-sized business sector.