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Managing Remote and Virtual Teams

Course Overview

The business model is constantly evolving. Managing remote teams – a rarity just a few years ago – is now a common occurrence. Working virtually offers unique advantages and challenges. But how do you best leverage these benefits while overcoming impediments? This course will teach you to adjust your management style to successfully improve communication, foster connections, increase productivity, and develop remote and virtual teams. Focused on practical skills, this course includes activities to apply these techniques and drive results.

Who Should Attend

Professionals managing remote teams or existing traditional teams that are evolving into more virtual roles.

Course Objectives

  • Effectively manage team dynamics in remote and virtual teams
  • Leverage communications technologies to the benefit of your remote and virtual teams
  • Identify the specific skills required for managing remote and virtual teams
  • Evaluate the impact of culture and language on your team’s performance

Course Outline

1 - Defining Remote and Virtual Teams

  • Managing Relationships, Communication, and Tasks
  • Meeting Your and Your Team’s Needs

2 - Management Requirements for Remote and Virtual Teams

  • Moving from Reactive to Proactive
  • Understanding Team Member’s Unique Situations
  • Keeping Everyone Informed
  • Innovating with Virtual Teams
  • Managing Work Outputs
  • Overseeing Separated Team Members
  • Defining and Building Relationships with Stakeholders

3 - Team Dynamics

  • Creating Team Identity
  • Forming Remote and Virtual Teams
  • Managing the Storming Process
  • Getting to Norming and Storming
  • Creating and Governing with Ground Rules
  • Tracking Team Performance
  • Setting Expectations and Providing Feedback

4 - Making Technology Work for You

  • Communicating with and Coordinating Your Team
  • Avoiding the Technology Trap
  • Developing Effective Communication Across Various Mediums
  • Choosing the Right Technology Platform

5 - The Impact of Culture and Language

  • Recognizing Cultural Characteristics and Differences
  • Building Cultural Knowledge
  • Managing Across Time Zones
  • Respecting Non-Working Time

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This is a 2-day class

Price: $1,500.00
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Class times are listed Eastern time. This class is available for Private Group Training

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Cart When Time   Where How
04/30/2018 9:00AM - 5:00PM Online LIVE OLL
07/12/2018 9:00AM - 5:00PM Online LIVE OLL

Class times are listed Eastern time
This class is available for Private Group Training