Managing Virtual Teams

GO1

Virtual teams are the talk of the town right now – and with good reason! This very modern mode or working takes collaboration and turbocharges it – giving you the opportunity to spread your team across continents, time zones, and cultures.

Tips for Leaders of Virtual Teams

Coreaxis

One illustration of that efficiency in action is the use of virtual work teams. Being able to collaborate with colleagues around the world, has changed the way many companies do business. Here are just a few examples of the benefits of virtual teams.

Tech Tools That Help eLearning Designers Collaborate

eLearning Brothers

Thankfully, with today’s technology, there are many ways you can collaborate with clients and colleagues, regardless of your location or theirs. One software solution, Teamwork, allows users to create task lists and assign individual tasks to team members.

Trust, Tacit Knowledge and Social Business

ID Reflections

As I read the post on Resolvingthe Trust Paradox by John Hagel, I was reminded of two things—the talk on the power of vulnerability by Brene Brown and what Morten Hansen says about tacit knowledge sharing in hisbook Collaboration:How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results. Enter social business! Collaboration in an enterprise is very different from collaboratingwith individuals for one’s personal goals.

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When and How To Move Leadership Training Online

Abilitie

Many large companies struggle to find the right balance between face-to-face and virtual leadership development. Still, many online and virtual alternatives lack the quality and rigor of successful face-to-face training programs. Subsequent sessions can be delivered virtually.

How Zapier motivates and engages their remote workforce

TalentLMS

Remember the time when remote working was thought to be a weak business model? In fact, it’s such a popular way of doing business that 16% of companies have gone 100% remote. The very first thing Zapier does is to assure full transparency and collaborative decision making.

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Virtual Simulation: A Participant’s Perspective

CLO Magazine

After finishing her virtual coursework with Microsoft’s Finance Academy, Lauri Zadina, senior finance manager of operations for Microsoft, had this to say: Looking back over the two years since your participation in the program, what knowledge, skills, insight or behaviors did you learn that you continue to use? I would say the overwhelming skill I used and have enhanced since the course is collaboration.

Toward the Future: Adapting to the characteristics of Workforce 2.0

eFront

Joe often arranges classroom-based training for his team so that they too can become specialized in their roles. Today, Joe is probably required to learn new tools every year, his team is probably globally dispersed, and it’s probably more important for them to be adaptable than specialized.

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Don Bolen Agile Project Management for Elearning Dev #devlearn

Learning Visions

it’s a way to restart play in rugby – you pass it backwards to someone on your team. Business set priorities for a SCRUM. Do you have multiple scrum teams if you’re running a big project with multiple deliverables?

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21C Workplace Skills and L&D

ID Reflections

While each organization will have its own requirement, L&D can do some of the following to foster the skills: Ensure there is a robust enterprise collaboration platform in place (if not, make a strong case for one to stakeholders) F acilitate a culture/practice of working aloud (micro-blogs, blogs, podcasts, videos, etc.) Back from Ladakh and settling into my “normal” routine. Needless to say, it’s not at all easy after visiting a place like Ladakh.

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Manage Remotely With Coordination, Not Control

CLO Magazine

Virtual working can be successful as long as a firm’s management and leadership style is aligned with the right values. While the study argued in favor of virtual work for call center workers, many jobs have less well-defined metrics — particularly those that rely on deeper expertise and creative problem solving. “Acting as one team is a core principle of our company and applies to all our teammates, regardless of where they work.”

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Beat the Machines with these 10 Employability Skills for the Future!

TalentLMS

Virtual Collaboration. Advances in technology have allowed people across the globe to work together through remote virtual teams. Virtual collaboration is one of the employee skills that we need to adopt as early as now.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2

E-Learning Provocateur

Training Remote Workers and Their Managers - Getting the People & Technology Right: Margaret Aspin , Director of Aspin Online Consulting , explored the challenges of managing and training teleworkers and virtual teams.

Three Ways to Rapidly Assess Needs

CLO Magazine

• Ask probing questions to uncover what is happening in the business that needs to be addressed. For example: Initial need: “A session on innovative thinking to energize the team to bring fresh ideas to our annual business planning process.” A new approach is needed to strengthen the capability of a cross-functional team to identify new offerings and develop accelerated plans to bring them to market.

Gamification Tools Winning Sales Teams Use

EI Design

A lack of interest within your sales team can lead to a lot of wasted potential and resources. Adding a gamification platform can create incredible business results, such as boosting conversion rates up to 7x. And, of course, apply this knowledge to your sales teams.

Are You Developing Global Leaders?

CLO Magazine

To remain competitive in a global economy, organizations must determine the best way to position their business and people for success; that requires strong global leadership. Goujon said there’s no getting around the impact of world events and conditions on business.

10 Future Work Skills to Teach Your Members

WBT Systems

This futuristic skill is the ability to collaborate with artificial intelligence (AI) and robots. 8 – Virtual Collaboration. As remote work becomes more prevalent, members must learn how to engage and motivate virtual employees, and “ share ideas and be productive despite physical separation.”. Topics for your professional development program: facilitation and conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion awareness, and cross-cultural leadership and collaboration.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, I’ll be doing a virtual presentation around it as well. But the reality was more than that as I explored in posts like Business of Learning and Models for Learning Questions. There will also be growth in discussions and social networks for collaborative learning.

Communities and Networks Connection

Tony Karrer

For example: Ken Thompson is laser focused on virtual teams. Shawn Callahan of Anecdote covers collaboration and communities of practice. Jessica Lipnack is a network networker, often hovering towards the center of virtual work and teams.

Together Everyone Achieves More

CLO Magazine

Post-recession organizations have emerged into a new normal way of doing business. That scenario requires that learning departments find ways to develop leaders who understand their own roles, as well as their peers’ responsibilities and the broader business aspects. Not only are they practical and cost-effective, they develop participants while helping to break down silos between teams, which often leads to business success.

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Free learning & development webinars for June 2017

Limestone Learning

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 11AM – 12M PT: Leveraging LinkedIn for Business Development LinkedIn is the most powerful sales tool for today's sales professional if you know how to use it effectively. Bypass egos at work, improve productivity, and keep your teams ready for what’s next.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

A Learning Portal is Not an LMS - Getting Down to Business , May 18, 2010. Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010. How to facilitate synchronous learning for real and virtual learners using technology? How Smarter Leaders collaborate ! - Collaboration: It’s Not About Technology, It’s About the Culture - Learn and Lead , November 21, 2010. Teams (925). Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010.

Leadership and online multiplayer games

Clive on Learning

When I sat down on the train tp read Leadership in a Distributed World - Lessons from Online Gaming, a paper from IBM Global Business Services, I thought I knew right up front what the conclusion would be. Future leaders will stay at home to enter IBM's virtual leadership world from their PCs, constructing new empires for Big Blue and putting rivals such as Microsoft and Google in their place once and for all.

Go straight to the finish line

Jay Cross

Thomson Reuters’ Andy Jones described the journey from eLearning to knowledge-sharing, saying “Thomson Reuters Technology Operations has taken business-focused learning to a new level. Business is operating to an ever-faster metronome.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Collaboration’s Engine & Heart - Engaged Learning , March 12, 2010 SHARING is the engine behind collaboration. Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. iPhone on Moodle update: a growing team, but where is Apple?