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Keep Virtual Teams Positive and Productive

Duration: 1 day
Course Price: $450

Many remote teams are unsuccessful because they fail to recognize that virtual collaboration has to be managed in specific ways. The leader of a virtual or a remote team must successfully apply special insights and techniques to guide performance and form work relationships with the employees who may be hundreds or thousands of miles away. In this seminar, you will learn how to develop communication standards that help you gain acceptance and respect from your virtual team while coaching them to success.

Class Length: Full Day

Outline

  • Clarify Roles and Responsibilities for Your Virtual Teams
    • Understand the Different Types of Virtual Teams
    • Determine Appropriate Roles and Responsibilities for Each Team Member Based on Unique Strengths
    • Establish Performance Expectations for Individuals and the Team
    • Create a Mini Action Plan
  • Build and Maintain Trust and Cohesiveness in Virtual Teams (2 hr session)
    • Learn Why it Pays to Build Strong, Trusting Relationships Across Your Virtual Network
    • Utilize Short Team-Building Exercises to Increase Trust Within Your Team
    • Increase Your Relationship Power with Your Team through Currencies
    • Create a Mini Action Plan
  • Communicate Across Cultures and Distance (2 hr session)
    • Choose the Best Technology to Ensure Collaboration, Accountability, and Action
    • Deploy Strategies for Frequent, Relevant, and Transparent Communication
    • Overcome Cultural Differences when Communicating Across Your Network
    • Learn to Handle Conflict with Diplomacy and Tact in a Multicultural, Virtual Workgroup
    • Create a Mini Action Plan
  • Performance Management and Coaching for Virtual Teams (2 hr session)
    • Recognize the Root Causes of Performance-Management Challenges
    • Learn the Best Practices for Performance Management in Virtual Teams
    • Explore and Practice the Tools of Coaching Virtually
  • Create a Final Action Plan

Target Audience

In this course, members and leaders of virtual teams will find valuable tools and ideas to help support the development and cohesion of dispersed employees. Although our focus is on virtual teams, anyone struggling with keeping teams positive and productive could also benefit from this course.

Many remote teams are unsuccessful because they fail to recognize that virtual collaboration has to be managed in specific ways. The leader of a virtual or a remote team must successfully apply special insights and techniques to guide performance and form work relationships with the employees who may be hundreds or thousands of miles away. In this seminar, you will learn how to develop communication standards that help you gain acceptance and respect from your virtual team while coaching them to success.

Class Length: Full Day

Outline

  • Clarify Roles and Responsibilities for Your Virtual Teams
    • Understand the Different Types of Virtual Teams
    • Determine Appropriate Roles and Responsibilities for Each Team Member Based on Unique Strengths
    • Establish Performance Expectations for Individuals and the Team
    • Create a Mini Action Plan
  • Build and Maintain Trust and Cohesiveness in Virtual Teams (2 hr session)
    • Learn Why it Pays to Build Strong, Trusting Relationships Across Your Virtual Network
    • Utilize Short Team-Building Exercises to Increase Trust Within Your Team
    • Increase Your Relationship Power with Your Team through Currencies
    • Create a Mini Action Plan
  • Communicate Across Cultures and Distance (2 hr session)
    • Choose the Best Technology to Ensure Collaboration, Accountability, and Action
    • Deploy Strategies for Frequent, Relevant, and Transparent Communication
    • Overcome Cultural Differences when Communicating Across Your Network
    • Learn to Handle Conflict with Diplomacy and Tact in a Multicultural, Virtual Workgroup
    • Create a Mini Action Plan
  • Performance Management and Coaching for Virtual Teams (2 hr session)
    • Recognize the Root Causes of Performance-Management Challenges
    • Learn the Best Practices for Performance Management in Virtual Teams
    • Explore and Practice the Tools of Coaching Virtually
  • Create a Final Action Plan

Target Audience

In this course, members and leaders of virtual teams will find valuable tools and ideas to help support the development and cohesion of dispersed employees. Although our focus is on virtual teams, anyone struggling with keeping teams positive and productive could also benefit from this course.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites for this course
  • Guarantee Your Leadership Style Delivers Maximum Impact, Cohesiveness and Trust
  • Avoid Mistakes Many Managers Make That Can Instantly Destroy Trust and Undermine Authority
  • Select and Use the Right Technology To Ensure Effective 2-way Communication and Collaboration
  • Coach Virtual Teams to Optimal Performance

Clarify Roles and Responsibilities for Your Virtual Teams

  • Understand The Different Types of Virtual Teams
  • Determine Appropriate Roles and Responsibilities for Each Team Member Based on Their Unique Strengths
  • Establish Performance Expectations for Individuals and the Team
  • Mini Action Plan

Build and Maintain Trust and Cohesiveness in Virtual Teams

  • Learn Why It Pays to Build Strong Trusting Relationships Across Your Virtual Network
  • Explore Short Team Building Exercises to Increase Trust on Your Team
  • Increase Your Relationship Power with Your Team Through Currencies
  • Mini-Action Plan

Communicate Across Cultures and Distance

  • Choose the Best Technology to Ensure Collaboration, Accountability and Action
  • Deploy Strategies for Frequent, Relevant and Transparent Communications
  • Overcome Cultural Differences When Communicating Across Your Network
  • Learn to Handle Conflict with Diplomacy and Tact in a Multi-Cultural, Virtual Workgroup
  • Mini-Action Plan

Performance Management and Coaching for Virtual Teams

  • Recognize Root Causes of Performance Management Challenges
  • Learn Best Practices for Performance Management in Virtual Teams
  • Explore and Practice Tools to Coach Virtually
  • Final Action Plan
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