Course Overview

Course: Virtual Team Building and Management

There are an estimated well over one billion virtual workers in 2016, and the number is expected to continue climbing well into the future. With a global workforce you are provided with a cost-effective and talented pool of employees to draw from. With a virtual team you are given a Follow the Sun production environment.

 

With a virtual team you have the normal issues of a localized team, with the additional challenges of distance and cultural differences. Virtual Team Building and Management will give you the knowledge to work with these challenges and succeed in a growing global workforce.

Virtual Team Building and Management

Course Objectives

  • Know the keys to establishing a virtual team
  • Learn how to hold effective meetings and group sessions
  • Learn effective ways to communicate with team members
  • Use tools to build trust and confidence among employees
  • Know how to handle poor performing employees
  • Know how to manage a virtual team during any project
workshop-objectives

Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

  • Course Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Action Plans and Evaluations

Module Two: Setting Up Your Virtual Team (I)

  • Choose Self-Motivated People with Initiative
  • Face to Face Meeting At First
  • Diversity Will Add Value
  • Experienced with Technology
  • Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Setting Up Your Virtual Team (II)

  • Personality Can Count as Much as Skills
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Setting up Ground Rules
  • Icebreakers and Introductions
  • Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Virtual Team Meetings

  • Scheduling Will Always be an Issue
  • Have a Clear Objective and Agenda
  • Solicit Additional Topics in Advance
  • Discourage Just Being Status Reports
  • Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Communication (I)

  • Early and Often
  • Rules of Responsiveness
  • Face to Face When Possible
  • Choose the Best Tool
  • Case Study
  • Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Communication (II)

  • Be Honest and Clear
  • Stay in Constant Contact
  • Don"t Make Assumptions
  • Setup Email Protocols
  • Case Study
  • Module Six: Review Questions
Module Seven: Building Trust

  • Trust Your Team and They Will Trust You
  • Be Aware of "Us vs. Them" Territorial Issues
  • Share Best Practices
  • Create a Sense of Ownership
  • Case Study
  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Cultural Issues

  • Respect and Embrace Differences
  • Be Aware of Different Work Styles
  • Know Your Team Members Cultural Background
  • Dealing With Stereotypes
  • Case Study
  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: To Succeed With a Virtual Team

  • Set Clear Goals
  • Create a SOP"s
  • Build a Team Culture
  • Provide Timely Feedback
  • Case Study
  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Dealing With Poor Team Players

  • Manage Their Results, Not Their Activities
  • Be Proactive Not of Reactive
  • Check in Often
  • Remove Them
  • Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Choosing the Right Tools

  • Communication Software
  • Collaboration and Sharing Tools
  • Project Management Software
  • Use Whatever Works for You and Your Team
  • Case Study
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Course Review
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations
Duration: 2-3 hours

 

Target Audience: Supervisors, Managers

 

Price: FREE

NOTE: To qualify for your official BestCorporateAcademy certificate you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or higher before you can purchase your certificate.