COUNTDOWN: Effectively Managing Remote Teams

Learn and hone the most important skills to excel at managing remote teams. Lead your team to success with agile sprints and use the remote conditions to achieve the best results with your team!

The training course teaches operational managers, project managers, and employees how to better prepare and lead their teams remotely. The focus is on the most important principles to maintain and, if possible, increase productivity, efficiency, and team spirit.


In the training, you will:


  • Define the basic rules in a structured way
  • Establish a clear focus on objectives and tasks with your team and keep an overview of the information
  • Manage communication among the team
  • Give regular feedback while making sure to follow up
  • Support and monitor the motivation trend of your team and individual team members
  • Keep an eye on possible conflicts and promote team spirit
  • Receive step-by-step guidance in the case studies and simulations to effectively manage your team remotely


You will receive a certificate of completion and COUNTDOWN counts for 5 CPE hours.

Gamification Storyline:

In this Serious Business Game, you and your employees train in the role of Yulia. She is a well-known aerospace project manager who was hired by NASA to lead the ARM project to repair a robotic arm for the International Space Station that was damaged in a recent accident.


The training is divided into four different sprints or work weeks, during which participants can prove their skills and knowledge as remote project managers. This involves assigning and coordinating tasks and responding to the needs of individual team members. Will the team have everything ready in time so that the spaceship GL-2020 can dock with the ISS? The answer depends on the skills and abilities of their manager. Go ahead! Ensure your success under the new conditions!


COUNTDOWN is currently available in the following languages: English, German, French, and Spanish.

Characteristics of the Gamified Training:

  • Game-based didactic methods
  • Applicable and practical content on interpersonal communication skills
  • Results-oriented learning with revolutionary gamification technologies
  • Simulations for experience-based learning
  • Flexible, intuitive to use, fast, and easy to train
  • An exciting gamification storyline that facilitates targeted and experiential learning
  • A unique learning experience


The developed, game-based learning method is a combination of three elements:


  • High-quality content equivalent to a two-day, on-site course with a strong, practical focus that is useful and directly applicable to the work
  • The use of gamification techniques in terms of storytelling, ranking motivation, scoring, different learning and game levels, and incentives through recognition and awards. This makes the training a motivating and exciting learning experience, which directly promotes the intrinsic motivation to learn alongside your employees

Practical exercises that allow you as a participant to practice directly in a safe and motivating environment and to implement the practical knowledge. You will receive detailed feedback in the form of individual learning loops

Knowledge and Skills

With the help of the realistic simulations and characters in COUNTDOWN, this training is an effective way to learn. The gamified training elements simulate a targeted, didactic learning process.


This enables you and your employees to practice, as participants, the most important skills required to lead a remote team, such as:


  • Continuous learning, coaching, leadership, result orientation, and coordination
  • Balance between professional and private life
  • Understanding cause-and-effect chains and better effective communication
  • Planning, decision-making, problem-solving, teamwork, and flexibility

Further integrated capabilities:


  • Initiative, focused work, coaching, interpersonal relationships, and organization
  • Agile process management, assertiveness, self-confidence, self-assurance, self-control, analytical thinking, negotiation. and change management

Objectives | Why COUNTDOWN?

  • Learn how to lead your team to success from home.
  • Get the right tools you need to manage your team’s tasks more effectively.
  • Improve team communication by using the appropriate channels and structuring methods.
  • Learn tips and tricks to work productively in a remote environment and successfully support your teams.
  • Practice your Agile project management skills in realistic situations with the in-game simulator.
  • Learn how to lead from a distance by solving conflicts, increasing motivation, building a sense of belonging in your team, and much more.

What Is COUNTDOWN’s Focus Group?

COUNTDOWN is aimed at all professionals who oversee teams and people as well as all employees who are reorganizing themselves, especially in remote environments, such as:


  • Team members
  • Employees in a remote environment
  • Project managers
  • Senior management teams
  • Team leads
  • Sales managers
  • Division and department managers
  • Area managers
  • Audit engagement managers

What Are the Requirements to Get Started?

  • The only thing you need to get started is a device with internet access.
  • You can access our performance-optimized business game platform at any time from anywhere in the world via your individual user profile or integrate the business game training into your LMS (Cornerstone, Moodle, SAP Success Factors, etc.).
  • You will receive regular reports on the progress of your participants and training groups. This allows you to always have an overview of how everyone is doing and motivate your team in a goal-oriented manner.


Auditopia is a learning and collaboration platform for internal auditors. We tap into our collective knowledge by sharing resources and engaging in virtual community events and collaboration groups. We also offer access to a growing catalog of recorded events and cutting-edge gamified trainings.

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