Simon Bates

Simon Bates
Simon Bates is CEO of Workteam. Previously to Workteam, Simon founded a number of successful technology startups, which he has grown organically. Amongst them is Byte Squared, a company, which created a Microsoft Office clone iOS app that attracted over 11 million users and was eventually acquired by Citrix. He has strong leadership and coaching qualities, with 20+ years experience in managing and helping people grow, communicating a vision and getting results.
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Staff Now Working Remotely? Your Managers Need Help. Here's How.

Posted by Simon Bates on Mar 16, 2020 9:59:32 AM

At a time when many companies are asking their staff to work from home, managers and small business owners are suddenly finding themselves in a position where they have a large group of remote workers to manage.

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Topics: business, coaching, management, COVID-19, Coronavirus

The Optimal Cadence of Employee Check-ins

Posted by Simon Bates on Mar 5, 2020 10:45:49 AM

More and more organizations are introducing check-ins as a way of encouraging regular coaching conversations between employees and their managers and as a way of helping managers to get better visibility into their teams.

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Topics: coaching

How you can gain better visibility into your team in just one week

Posted by Simon Bates on Feb 19, 2020 9:58:24 AM

As a manager, it can be incredibly frustrating when your team is not achieving the work you expect from them. This is especially so when you are unable to understand the reasons why.

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Topics: management, Employee Engagement

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