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.
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
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
“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.
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: