Managing Virtual Teams

Managing Virtual Teams

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Course Topics
  • Gain insights into the challenges and issues of managing virtual teams.
  • Learn key methodologies, tips, and techniques to maximize your virtual team's effectiveness.
Course Overview

Managing people within a single location certainly has its challenges. These challenges are magnified when your team is remote---physically dispersed across town, across the country, and/or across the world.

This class is designed to provide insights into the tactics, techniques, and processes needed to effectively manage virtual teams.

Course Outline
  1. Virtual team challenges
    1. Basic challenges for all virtual teams
    2. Challenges magnified by time zone, cultural differences, and international context
  2. Team Communication Assessment and Debrief
    1. Comparing co-located and virtual team differences
  3. Virtual Team Profile
    1. Assessing team Interdependency, status and composition
  4. General Team Communication
    1. Trust, rules of engagement, team expectations, etc.
  5. Using Virtual Technologies
    1. Synchronous and asynchronous
  6. Virtual Meeting Tips and Best Practices
  7. Cultural Intelligence and Team Building
    1. Value of diversity in the workplace
    2. Business ethics and practices
    3. Global cultures, verbal communication, and etiquette
  8. Virtual Team Building Activities
  9. Home Office Productivity Factors
  10. Appendix 1: Home Office Productivity Tips
  11. Appendix 2: Home Office Design Tips
  12. Appendix 3: Video Cam Tips and Tricks
  13. Appendix 4: Virtual Body Language
  14. Appendix 5: The Hofstede Center Cultural Index
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

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