Virtual Team Building And Management

Virtual Team Building And Management

There are an estimated one billion virtual workers in 2012, 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 participants the knowledge to work with these challenges and succeed in a growing global workforce.

Course Outline

  • Workshop Objectives
  • 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
  • Personality Can Count as Much as Skills
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Setting up Ground Rules
  • Icebreakers and Introductions
  • Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions
  • 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
  • Early and Often
  • Rules of Responsiveness
  • Face to Face When Possible
  • Choose the Best Tool
  • Case Study
  • Module Five: Review Questions
  • Be Honest and Clear
  • Stay in Constant Contact
  • Don’t Make Assumptions
  • Setup Email Protocols
  • Case Study
  • Module Six: Review Questions
  • 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
  • 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
  • Set Clear Goals
  • Create a SOP’s
  • Build a Team Culture
  • Provide Timely Feedback
  • Case Study
  • Module Nine: Review Questions
  • Manage Their Results, Not Their Activities
  • Be Proactive Not of Reactive
  • Check in Often
  • Remove Them
  • Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions
  • Communication Software
  • Collaboration and Sharing Tools
  • Project Management Software
  • Use Whatever Works for You and Your Team
  • Case Study
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions
  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations