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.

The Virtual Team Challenge

Jane Hart

The Virtual Team Challenge is an entirely FREE online, multiplayer business simulation that takes place in the animated 3D world of New City: Spill! The team objective in the simulation is to help the mayor stage the most efficient oil spill recovery effort.

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.

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.

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.

The Pros and Cons of Working from Home as Part of a Remote Team

InSync Training

InSync Training operates under a thoroughly modern business model: the entire team works remotely! Many businesses are moving away from having dedicated office space in their facilities for team members to work in. Virtual Work Virtual Teams

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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.

GVTs — Necessary Evil or Strategic Tool?

CLO Magazine

Global virtual teams are a common reality for companies with global operations and partnerships. In fact, many companies approach GVTs as a necessary evil for conducting global business and/or as a strategy to reduce travel expenses.

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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TorranceLearning Announces Eleventure Business Skills Course Library

Torrance Learning

We are completely geeked to announce our new Eleventure elearning library , a business skills curriculum designed for and hosted on the LearnCore LMS platform. The first 30 courses in the series cover a broad range of business skills to help employees take their performance, their careers and their organizations to the next level. With Eleventure, think about ‘elevating your business venture’ with all those things you need to succeed in your worklife,” says CEO Megan Torrance.

L&D Roads Bad? It’s Time to Repair Our Infrastructure!

Innovative Learning Group

I see training that’s in need of repairs in order to address the needs of the modern learner , remote workers, virtual teams, and a multigenerational workplace. Organizations need to modernize outdated practices, align training to actual business operations, actively engage learners, and evaluate what’s being put out there. There are many talent development leaders who are looking to put an end to business as usual. I’m frustrated!

Tech Tools That Help eLearning Designers Collaborate

eLearning Brothers

For a virtual team to collaborate, everyone needs to have real-time access to current documents and also understand any progress that’s made against deliverables. One software solution, Teamwork, allows users to create task lists and assign individual tasks to team members.

It’s a Wrap! ATD ICE 2017: It’s All About Connections with Chris Coladonato

Learning Rebels

Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks since ATD ICE 2017 ( here’s my wrap-up post ) and I think Chris’s guest post here is even more relevant now that the dust has had a chance to settle. Connecting with the business.

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Disruption to the Continuing and Professional Development Situation

Your Training Edge

At CapitalWave, we propose a new business model for training. Our delivery is a ‘virtual classroom’ … a place where participants work together on virtual teams and projects. Bryant’s business career has been based on his results-oriented style of empowering the individual.

What is a Learning Burst?

Allison Rossett

In the next few years, approximately 4,000 emerging leaders were going to begin their development track to place them into business management positions. In this course we were using a PC based business simulation to augment the Learning Burst.

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Excerpt from Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Kapp Notes

” Managing Team Members Across the World. SAP—an inter-enterprise software development and implementation company—needed to provide their project managers with a learning experience to address a specific challenge—managing teams whose members were scattered across the globe. The capstone simulation allows the learners to experience virtual team management as a team leader. The team created a fictional world called Orth with its own fictional cultures.

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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.

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?

What is a Learning Burst?

Allison Rossett

In the next few years, approximately 4,000 emerging leaders were going to begin their development track to place them into business management positions. Susan wanted to do something different than what they had done in the past, which was classroom-based Business and Financial Acumen training. We were converting Dr. Phil Young’s 2-day Business Acumen seminar into a new and different way of delivering training – what I called Learning Bursts.

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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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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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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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If Not ADDIE, Then What with Michael Allen #astdtk13

Learning Visions

Products need to meet expectations, achieves performance outcomes (it’s not about knowing), stays within budget, delivers on time, unites the team (builds enthusiasm and has everyone excited about the final project – especially if you’re doing it over and over. Kineo. Normal. false. false.

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10 Things You Should Know About Nano-Learning: Less Is More

SweetRush

We see workforces becoming more dispersed and virtual teams an acceptable norm. In today’s busy world, often less is more.

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Sage Advice for Delivering Strong and Reliable Tech Support

ReadyTech

The letter complimented our support team’s “responsive, professional and courteous” assistance. A short excerpt from the letter read: Whether it is a request dealing with deployment or a last-minute event change, your team handles it quickly and with extreme professionalism and patience.

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.

Video Games To Train Your Brain

eLamb

World of Warcraft was mentioned in the Harvard Business Review as a tool for teaching virtual leadership and virtual team-building skills. Today is World Mental Health Day 2017. So what can we do to make sure we stay mentally healthy, at work and at home?

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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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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.

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. Gathering data from your corporate learning programs will help you better understand your workforce and determine how to best prepare them to do business in new markets. A more focused goal would be to “expand the staff’s French language vocabulary required for product selling and general business communications”.

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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.

5 Ways to Create Human Connection in Remote Teams

Abilitie

John, Lead Virtual Facilitator at Abilitie Co-Founder, The Remote Leader Project. ? Source: Harvard Business Review. That feeling of isolation can then undermine team dynamic and individual relationships, leaving a manager to have to address trust and performance issues alongside daily work. However, there are a few simple proactive actions managers can take to fortifying the human connection in their remote team and to reduce the sense of isolation. By Allison St.

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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.

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.

The Best Tech for Connecting with Remote Workers

OpenSesame

This suite includes business versions of Calendar, Gmail, Drive, and a handful of other apps. For more, check out Inspiring and Motivating Remotely or the Project Management and Virtual Teams bundle , or browse through the courses in our Remote and Distributed Teams category. Working from home - for some, it’s a dream come true, for others it’s a nuisance that makes work harder. Nearly 3.3