Global Virtual Teams: What’s Working? What’s Frustrating?

InSync Training

Virtual teams have grown rapidly and widely in the last 10 years – managers can lead , even when working from different continents then their reports. While this is certainly wonderful, there are challenges associated with this business model and management category.

Adapting Tuckman’s Model for Global Virtual Teams

InSync Training

Offices and teams come in all shapes and sizes these days. Members of the same team may live on different continents. One proven possibility: adapt an existing model based on our understanding of successful remote teams. Virtual Teams BYTEBYTE Session Recap.

Virtual Team Management

ID Reflections

I was going through the Demonstrations and Case Studies on the Enspire Learning website when I came across a marvelous simulation on Virtual Team Management. The company sought a way to teach virtual team management skills to a multicultural, transglobal audience of project managers.

Incorporating Technology into the Training Room

InSync Training

This month, guest contributor Jenny Holt explores the helpfulness of technology in supporting both virtual learners and virtual teams. Virtual Teams EdTech Global Virtual Classroom

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. The Problem with Global Leadership. Advances in technology have hastened globalization.

Facilitators: Make Your Virtual Training Stick

Bottom-Line Performance

For many organizations, virtual training and virtual facilitation have become the de facto answer to most performance challenges. what is virtual training? Virtual training is a broad term and includes any learning experience performed out of a face-to-face setting.

Trust, Tacit Knowledge and Social Business

ID Reflections

Enter social business! Even as organizations invest in social platforms to conducttheir day to day to business, online communities are taking over real worldteams. It will require agreat deal more courage to come forth and express our fumbling ideas on asocial platform for all and sundry to see and comment on than it did to expressit within the safety of a room with five other people of one’s team.

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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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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.

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

Braidio

Expansion Addresses Growing Need For Learning Management Systems Amid Increasingly Global Market. 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.

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? What impact to the business have you had that you can attribute — at least in part — to your participation in the program?

Is Your Team Ready for International Expansion?

OpenSesame

As your organization is growing, the natural course is for you to take your business across the borders, expanding into new markets and exploring new opportunities. As HR leaders of an expanding global organization, you need to know, especially because discerning how knowledgeable your staff is about other cultures, customs and communication norms is vital to a successful entrance into a new region.

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Seven challenges of managing a remote team and how to overcome them

TalentLMS

Remote teams are extremely common in today’s workforce. Despite the benefits, however, it can be challenging to manage a remote team in a way that makes its members feel like they’re working toward the same goals. Communication is the key to success for most teams.

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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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21C Workplace Skills and L&D

ID Reflections

Back from Ladakh and settling into my “normal” routine. Needless to say, it’s not at all easy after visiting a place like Ladakh. I will put up a post on the trip over the coming weekend. For now, I am focusing back on my other passion outside of traveling—workplace learning, enabling performance and social learning. Going through my blog-roll, I read two related posts – Four Basic Skills for 2020 by Harold Jarche and Technology Changes Everything by Jane Hart.

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

TalentLMS

One of the biggest predictions is that the future global economy will be made up mostly of creative output. Virtual Collaboration. Advances in technology have allowed people across the globe to work together through remote virtual teams.

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.

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.

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

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. Prove it with a prototype - Making Change , March 8, 2010 Are you dreaming of an immersive simulation while your team members plan yet another Jeopardy game? Best of eLearning Learning.