Keep Virtual Teams Positive and Productive

Keep Virtual Teams Positive and Productive

475.00

Delivery Method: In-Person | Duration: 6 Hours

Overview

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.

Learn How To:

  • Apply Remote-Team Best Practices to Guide Performance and Form Work Relationships

  • Develop Communication Standards Including Ground Rules and Role Expectations to Improve Virtual Team Communications and Relationships

  • Practice Implementing a Trust-Building Exercise to Increase Team Cohesiveness

  • Create a Technology Plan to Ensure Smooth Meetings and Interactions

  • Create a Plan for How to Overcome Cultural Differences and Potential Conflict
     

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Course ID: B2413

Duration: Full Day(9:00 am - 4:00 pm PST)

Location: In-Person, San Francisco | Click here to schedule private course.

Overview

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.

Learn How To:

  • Apply Remote-Team Best Practices to Guide Performance and Form Work Relationships

  • Develop Communication Standards Including Ground Rules and Role Expectations to Improve Virtual Team Communications and Relationships

  • Practice Implementing a Trust-Building Exercise to Increase Team Cohesiveness

  • Create a Technology Plan to Ensure Smooth Meetings and Interactions

  • Create a Plan for How to Overcome Cultural Differences and Potential Conflict
     

+ Who Should Attend

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 the focus is on virtual teams, anyone who is struggling with keeping teams positive and productive could also benefit from this course.

+ Course Outline

Clarify Roles and Objectives for Your Virtual Team

  • Virtual Teams: Defined
  • Different Types of Virtual Teams
  • Role Coordination and Clarity
  • Determine Appropriate Roles and Responsibilities
  • Team Skill, Ability and Experience Inventory
  • Clarity of Roles and Responsibilities
  • Set Performance Expectations with SMART
  • “SMART” Performance Expectations
  • SMART Performance Expectations Tool
  • Mini Action Plan

Build and Maintain Trust and Cohesiveness

  • Why It Pays To Build Trusting Relationships
  • Clarify Purpose to Increase Trust: Create a Team Charter
  • Team Charter Template
  • Short Team Building Exercises to Increase Trust on Your Team
  • The Question Game
  • Map Game
  • The Artist Game
  • Three in Common Game
  • Increase Your Relationship Power with Currencies
  • Currencies Frequently Valued in Organizations
  • Inspiration Currencies
  • Task Currencies
  • Position Currencies
  • Personal Currencies
  • Identify Relevant Currencies: Worksheet
  • Mini-Action Plan

Communicate Across Cultures and Distance

  • Choose the Best Technology: A Case for Simplicity
  • Choose the Best Technology: A Case for Diversity
  • Communication Challenges on Virtual Teams
  • How to Improve Communication on Virtual Teams
  • Overcome Cultural Differences When Communicating Across Your Network 63
  • Workgroup
  • Mini-Action Plan

Performance Management and Coaching

  • Root Causes of Performance Management Challenges
  • Best Practices: Group Dynamics and Performance-Forming
  • Best Practices: Group Dynamics and Performance-Storming
  • Best Practices: Group Dynamics and Performance-Norming
  • Best Practices: Group Dynamics and Performance-Performing
  • Explore and Practice Tools to Coach Virtually
  • Maturity Levels
  • Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback
  • Feedback Models
  • Action Plan

+ Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this class.

+ Certifications

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