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.

Training Virtual Teams: How to Manage It Effectively

ProProfs

Or that globally 85% of businesses think they are more productive because they have flexible working systems in place? Managing this growing breed of virtual teams training-wise can be challenging but not impossible. 3 Main Areas of Virtual Teams Training.

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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.

Allego Interview: George Donovan on Managing High-Performing Virtual Teams

Allego

Technology has the potential to exponentially improve sales performance, especially now that sales and many other teams are working remotely. Allego: What are the biggest opportunities and challenges you see facing sales teams today? They turn to the product team.

10 Challenges of a Virtual Team And How To Overcome Them

ProProfs

The challenges of working in a team are always there, no matter where it is located. Apart from its significant advantages, virtual teams have their share of challenges. 10 Common Virtual Team Challenges & Their Solutions. miscommunications between team members.

3-Step Action Plan to Implement an Incredibly Effective Corporate Training Program for Virtual Teams

EI Design

As L&D teams identify what strategies will help them meet the new mandate, the focus shifts to their implementation. My other 3 articles touch upon: 7 Key Areas L&D Teams Should Focus on to Handle Changing Workplace Dynamics Due to COVID-19. Introduction.

How to make remote leadership development work for your business

CLO Magazine

Managing remote employees is different from managing in-house teams, which means a manager who successfully leads in-house teams might struggle with managing remote workers. For example, Udemy has multiple courses on leading virtual teams and becoming a successful remote manager.

5 Tips on sustaining collaboration in remote teams

Matrix

While this new set-up definitely has had its advantages, there are a lot of challenges that resulted from this new normal way of doing business. One of these ongoing struggles is facilitating team collaboration. 5 Tips on sustaining collaboration in remote teams.

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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Why Every Industry Needs Better Soft Skills Training

KnowledgeCity

Some of the top hard skills in today’s workforce are UX design, business analysis, scientific computing, video production, etc. Additionally, a poll from edX found that workers across industries consider teamwork and collaboration to be among the most important skills in the workplace.

10 Essentials for Developing Virtual Leaders

InfoPro Learning

The number of virtual teams is growing in every organization as technology and communication make it easier for team members to collaborate and work together across regions, diverse geographies and time zones. There is a strong business case for augmenting your leadership development programs with training targeted for virtual team leaders because of the special challenges they face.

OpenSesame offers free elearning courses to ease employees’ return to the workplace

OpenSesame

The offer includes elearning courses in multiple languages to help employees adapt to a new business environment, stay healthy at work, use best practices for safe business travel, and collaboratively work with virtual teams.

How Soft Skills Improve Employee Training and Engagement

KnowledgeCity

Business professionals have been abuzz in the past five years projecting what work trends will be like in 2020. Virtual collaboration – The ability to work productively as a member of a virtual team. What does your team of employees need?

Use WFH time now to complete compliance training

OpenSesame

Business has slowed for many organizations but you still want your employees to be productive and get ready to return to normal without skipping a beat. As a leader in your organization, your role is to maximize employees’ efficiency and productivity.

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.

7 Ways to Enable a Virtual Sales Team

Allego

Before March 2020, at least 70% of sales calls were virtual, according to Forbes. As the country begins to reopen, we’re still far from business as usual—especially for sales teams. Many companies face the reality of supporting a virtual sales force.

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4 Pragmatic Strategies L&D Teams Must Use to Train Remote Workers with Limited Training Budgets

EI Design

In the midst of changing dynamics, disruption, impact on employees and businesses, and looming global recession, what strategies can help L&D teams? Then, I outline 4 pragmatic strategies that L&D teams can use to overcome these challenges and meet their mandate successfully.

Why You Can’t Deliver Virtual Training With Legacy Tactics

Allego

Yet sales enablement professionals must get new hires up to speed and keep teams on track in a world where face-to-face meetings are impossible. But building a virtual training program when you’ve relied on in-person sessions can feel like an overwhelming task. Virtual Training

Allego Reveals Future of Training at First S3 Virtual Showcase

Allego

Last week, we hosted our first-ever S3 Virtual Showcase, attended by nearly 700 sales, training, and learning and development professionals from over 130 leading companies. A hearty congratulations to our Trailblazer finalists and especially the team at Jackson National.

5 L&D considerations for returning to the workplace

OpenSesame

Your management likely has new things to consider and be trained on, such as new processes and procedures related to health and safety, changing business priorities, and a schedule to safely return employees to work. . BUSINESS STRATEGY. Have business goals, focus or strategies changed?

7 Key Areas L&D Teams Should Focus on to Handle Changing Workplace Dynamics Due to COVID-19

EI Design

In light of this, what are the key areas L&D teams should focus on to handle changing workplace dynamics due to COVID-19. My other 3 articles touch upon: 8 Best Practices Business Leaders Can Adopt to Lead Through Business Disruption During COVID-19.

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Characteristics of a successful virtual leader of an invisible team

Matrix

When I first came across this concept of ‘invisible team’, I instantly thought of the instance in Lord of the Rings when Aragorn has to go into battle with an immense army of ghosts. Understand that virtual teams are unique. Globally dispersed teams need a lot of support.

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CEO Yuchun Lee on Leadership in Learning

Allego

At Allego’s S3 Virtual Showcase , I shared the company’s vision for leadership in the learning and enablement market, as well as my thoughts on how going remote and being virtual have forever changed the rules of the game for all. Collaboration In the Flow of Work.

Braidio Hires New Team in Singapore to Meet Demand for Employee Learning and Talent Development in Asia Pacific Market

Braidio

Braidio , a cloud-based learning and talent development platform, today announced its Asia Pacific (APAC) expansion with the appointment of a regional team in Singapore. The expansion addresses the growing demand, among an increasingly global and connected business environment, for scalable and affordable employee learning management systems across industries and markets. Expansion Addresses Growing Need For Learning Management Systems Amid Increasingly Global Market.

3 Perks of using an LMS for training remote workers

Matrix

When the team is scattered in different locations and employees work mainly on their own hours, you need something to mitigate all these differences and ensure continuous learning for your learners. Read more: Why L&D should prepare for training global virtual teams.

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.

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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How to Make Virtual Training Sessions Interactive

ProProfs

In the course of virtual training, your virtual audience may, at times, feel isolated due to the lack of real face-to-face contact. They should, however, realize that they are a part of a bigger team united by common learning & development goals.

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.

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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Free L&D webinars for April 2020

Limestone Learning

Many of us are getting a crash course in remote work as we quickly get up to speed on teleconferencing, videoconferencing and the vast array of tools and hacks for virtual teams. Already 50% of today’s employees work virtually as of 2020 and many more would like to.

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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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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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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.

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.