Working effectively in virtual teams

Virtual Teams Training

Sharpen your virtual communication skills.
Develop awareness of your “team player preferences”.
Implement tools to measure, monitor and improve your virtual team’s performance.

Working effectively in virtual teams is a must-have skill. In this virtual environment it is critical to rethink and sharpen the way we cooperate, collaborate and communicate to deliver results. This practical and hands-on training is for all line managers and specialists who are, or will be working in virtual teams or working remotely.

Your outcomes

  • Identify the essential characteristics of an effective virtual team
  • Develop awareness of your personal preference when it comes to team roles
  • Understand and prepare to overcome the threats common to virtual teams
  • Sharpen your virtual communication skills
  • Implement tools to measure, monitor and improve your virtual team’s performance

Training topics

  • Identifying the characteristics of an effective team
  • Developing awareness of your “team player preferences” (Belbin)
  • Comparing and contrasting the challenges of working virtually
  • Identifying opportunities and threats in virtual teams
  • Avoiding the virtual team PIT (personal, intercultural, technology)
  • Performing a virtual team health check
  • Launching a successful virtual team
  • Leading virtual teams – new skills and new behaviors
  • Building communication strategies for a virtual environment
  • Reflecting on the 6 key rules successful virtual teams follow
  • Transferring your training back to your workplace

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“One of the things we love about working with Target Training is that they invest the time necessary to understand what we are trying to get out of this. It’s not “off the shelf” training – and this makes a real difference to the training and business impact.”

Leading and working in virtual teams

Overcoming the challenge of a virtualized and globalized work environment

With offices in 22 countries, having teams work smoothly together across different locations was one of the key challenges facing our client. We developed a range of high-impact solutions including:

  • A 1-day and 2-day experiential seminar, tailored to reflect specific management culture and typical challenges.
  • Working in virtual teams and Leading virtual teams were developed as 2 hour virtual modules to reach all employees around the world, from Hawaii to South Africa to Malaysia.
  • Responding to the participants’ priorities, we rolled out a 1-day seminar, focussing on communication, building relationships within the team and dealing with common threats and derailers.

The ultimate book of virtual team checklists

Does the virtual get in the way of your team?

f you are working in, or expect to be working in a virtual team, this eBook can help you. The same goes for leading a virtual team. You’ll also find the advice contained in the checklists useful if you are involved in HR and HRD.
Our checklists will:

  • allow you to check your team’s effectiveness
  • help you identify your main challenges
  • build accountability within your team
  • improve virtual meetings
  • become aware of multicultural issues in teams
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Our clients tell us that we’re very easy to work with. You can be involved as much – or as little as you wish. You have full transparency, keep control and we keep you updated at every stage.

  • Flexibility

    Each client and each situation is different. We work within your processes and priorities – and adapt our solutions to your needs and your people. We pride ourselves on being responsive and adaptive.

  • Partnership

    Partnership is about investing in you and us. We listen, learn, share … and when necessary challenge. We are serious about building long-term trust and meaningful relationships.

  • Quality

    When it comes to training, quality starts with the trainer.  Our trainers are further supported by their colleagues, 25 years + of organizational knowledge and our quality management and processes.