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Helping organisations and people grow Last updated: July 19, 2018
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Virtual team working (1 day)

Custom designed:

Quality, in-house training for your organisation’s needs

Overview:

Virtual teams (like other organisationally based teams) are made up of a small number of people who

typically have common aims, goals and performance measures. Virtual team members are however

physically separated by time and /or space and therefore who meet infrequently or never. As a result the

team leader and the team has to use a range of electronic tools to communicate - often resulting in a lack

of team cohesiveness and support, misunderstandings and mistrust. This programme provides practical

advice and guidance on how to create hi-performance virtual teams.

 


Virtual team working


This is what we hear :-

“I was running a meeting via the conference phone, when I asked what Jo thought would be a good solution; Jo did not reply as Jo was no longer there - having popped back to  the office to check new emails”












More Information:

If you want to know more about this course or its suitability for you or a colleague, call us on 020 8374 3985 and speak informally to one of our course leaders, or email:


office@shiftingminds.com


Training Style:

Interactive, enjoyable  and thought provoking. The workshop uses inputs from the course leader, group and individual exercises, and simulated interviews.



Who will benefit:

The team leaders and team members of virtual teams (either project based or permanent).


Objectives:

  • Develop working relationships with remote individuals
  • Create a sense of team spirit, trust and cohesiveness (in a virtual team)
  • Manage and develop the performance in individuals and virtual teams
  • Use support and communication tools effectively

Content:

  • Defining virtual teams
  • Individual’s current experiences of virtual teams?
  • The top ten benefits and challenges?
  • How are the teams that I work in doing?
  • Scoring of teams against checklist
  • Multiple methods for improving virtual team performance
  • Inputs, handouts and exercises covering:-
  • Clarifying roles
  • Establishing the rules of communication e.g., emails, meetings and reports
  • Establishing team values, accepted norms and behaviours
  • Building and talking about our team culture
  • Recognising and celebrating cultural diversity
  • Creating a stakeholder “web” and biopic for each member
  • Creating measures for measuring performance
  • Using techniques for creativity and problem-solving in virtual teams
  • Using electronic tools
  • Plus the identification of participant ideas
  • Coaching from a distance
  • Coaching using the telephone
  • Coaching exercise
  • Presentation of ideas for improving current virtual teams
  • Personal action planning
  • Evaluation of programme