Create Your Virtual Team Tech Toolkit

InSync Training

Organizations find themselves embracing the future of work: globally dispersed, virtual teams. Brenda Huettner recently explored the “Realities of Virtual Collaboration” with our BYTE learners, and shared her recommendations for selecting the technology categories you can leverage to equip and empower your virtual team. Virtual TeamsBYTE Session Recap.

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. Recently, guest BYTE speaker Mary Kingsley provided sage advice to leaders looking to inspire their global virtual teams. BYTE learners taught us something too: their proven techniques for, and frustrating truths that hinder, virtual team success. Virtual TeamsBYTE Session Recap.

Strategies for Virtual Team Building

eThink Education

Working remotely has a lot of advantages, but culture and team building can be particularly challenging to maintain with distant teams. This can lead to feelings of disconnection and isolation from team members, ultimately leading to reduced productivity and diminished morale.

Embracing long-term virtual team and leadership training

CLO Magazine

Virtual development will forevermore be a reasonable option. Adding to this dynamic is the fact that the need for high-quality leadership and team training hasn’t changed. But a DDI study found that leaders rank virtual leadership as their weakest skill.

4 Reasons To Opt For A Microlearning LXP When Onboarding Virtual Teams

Dan Keckan

A Learning Experience Platform (LXP) handles employees' online learning experiences and can create learning opportunities that motivate employees to engage in the company's learning culture.

9 Strategies to Keep Your Virtual Team Productive During the COVID-19 Pandemic

KnowledgeCity

We will also explore nine key ways to maintain your team’s productivity so that your organization can gain a competitive edge even in this uncertain market. There are challenges that come specifically from teams going remote as well. It’s hard to keep up with communication with your team. You feel isolated from company culture. It’s mostly a matter of staying connected with your team, communicating well and encouraging the well-being of your group members.

Training Virtual Teams: How to Manage It Effectively

ProProfs

Managing this growing breed of virtual teams training-wise can be challenging but not impossible. In this blog post, I will take you through some of the main areas of training a virtual team and the strategies that you should deploy for the purpose. They are intended to ensure that your virtual teams stay connected with you and help achieve business goals. 3 Main Areas of Virtual Teams Training. virtual classroom.

Leading Virtual Teams – But Real People – Effectively

Dan Keckan

Virtual teams offer challenges for the team’s leaders, members, and Learning and Development professionals, as they meet the team’s Learning and Development requirements, often in a cross-cultural context. Corporate eLearning Corporate eLearning Best Practices Corporate Learning And Development Distributed Teams Leadership Development

Virtual Teams – But Real People

Engage in Learning

Virtual teams offer challenges for the team’s leaders, members - and for L&D professionals as they meet the team’s L&D requirements, often in a cross-cultural context. teambuilding communication staff training

How to Develop a Sustainable Remote Onboarding Program for Your Virtual Teams

Obsidian Learning

Virtual onboarding of new talent in your organization should achieve all the objectives of classic in-person onboarding. However, purely remote, digital, or fully virtual onboarding does add an interesting layer of complexity.

Tips for Leaders of Virtual Teams

Coreaxis

One illustration of that efficiency in action is the use of virtual work teams. Here are just a few examples of the benefits of virtual teams. Hal, the Human Resources Director for a large telecommunications company, had no luck finding local applicants who met the job requirements for a team working on a new project. He opened the position for remote workers, and just three weeks later was virtually onboarding Jessica and Simon.

9 Strategies to Keep Your Virtual Team Productive During the Pandemic

KnowledgeCity

We will also explore nine key ways to maintain your team’s productivity so that your organization can gain a competitive edge even in this uncertain market. There are challenges that come specifically from teams going remote as well. It’s hard to keep up with communication with your team. You feel isolated from company culture. It’s mostly a matter of staying connected with your team, communicating well and encouraging the well-being of your group members.

5 Best Practices For An Effective Virtual Team Experience

NovoEd

Working in virtual teams is hard. There are many issues to contend with: managing different time zones, interacting across cultures, dealing with different communication styles, and, of course, the ever-present technical glitches that arise. And yet, we can all agree that virtual collaboration is vitally important and is here to stay. Estimates indicate nearly half of organizations use virtual teams – and it is even higher for companies with global operations.

Four Ways to Improve Communication for Virtual Teams

Speexx

With remote work becoming standard practice, team leaders need to rethink their communication strategies. Virtual teams tend to be culturally diverse and studies show they have the advantage of being more innovative and able to easily move quick out of their comfort zones, but bringing them together to collaborate can be challenging. These are key for virtual teams to succeed.

Four Ways to Improve Communication for Virtual Teams

Speexx

With remote work becoming standard practice, team leaders need to rethink their communication strategies. Virtual teams tend to be culturally diverse and studies show they have the advantage of being more innovative and able to easily move quickly out of their comfort zone, but bringing them together to collaborate can be challenging. The post Four Ways to Improve Communication for Virtual Teams appeared first on Speexx.

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. Specifically, the top virtual team challenges that companies often face relate to collaboration across different time zones, communication gaps, building relationships, and lack of team engagement. 10 Common Virtual Team Challenges & Their Solutions. Lack of Team Spirit.

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? George : There are many opportunities and challenges specifically with remote sales teams. Most organizations use technology such as video conferencing to have sales meetings with your whole team or to have one-on-ones with a seller via video.

Virtually There: 10 Ways to Immediately Influence the Modern Learning Culture

InSync Training

Virtual Teams Collaboration Virtual Learners Virtually There Modern LearningAs the workplace continues to evolve, and training approaches evolve to support it, at some point it will be hard to distinguish the difference between working and learning. And that’s a good thing. We’ve been hearing a lot about the modern classroom environment lately. And there is no doubt that modern learners have more options about where and how they learn.

Seventh Way to Evolve with the Modern Learning Culture: Reflect as a Team

InSync Training

Today's workforce workforce is more global, virtual, and mobile than ever before. Learning professionals must adapt to this new culture in order to best support modern learners. Based on Jennifer Hofmann's recent BYTE presentation, The Modern Learning Culture - What Makes it Tick? this microblog series will present ten ways that learning professionals can evolve in order to successfully navigate emerging learning culture. R eflection in Modern Culture.

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Training on the Edge: Training Context 2014-2019

InSync Training

As these trends play out, we need to consider how to implement a culture change in our training organizations and identify some of the challenges these changes will bring. Virtual teams Trends This is the second in a series of six posts exploring current issues facing training professionals and the upcoming trends in training for the next five years.

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. We’ve all clicked to another browser tab during a virtual meeting … and virtual online training is usually not met with excitement and enthusiasm from employees. what is virtual training? Virtual training is a broad term and includes any learning experience performed out of a face-to-face setting.

Learning Thursday #12: Five Ways to Promote Training Team Productivity Using Your Email Application

Adobe Captivate

Here are five ways you can use your email application to better coordinate projects and team activities. Make sure your team members use the calendar to indicate their scheduled time off and any dates they plan to work in another location. This calendar allows the team to plan deadlines, upcoming meetings, and coverage of tasks. Some organizations use an event management system to track and coordinate meetings across teams so expenses and resources can be shared.

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5 Reasons to Encourage a Collaborative Workplace Culture

Coreaxis

A culture of collaboration means that your employees work as a team. Each person’s success is dependent on the rest of the team. Today we present five reasons to transform your workplace culture. Likewise, team members must be able to communicate among themselves and with management. Collaborative cultures only work if employees feel comfortable with offering ideas and openly questioning the ideas of others in a thoughtful manner.

An office manager without an office: Keeping connected virtually

Rustici Software

How do I maintain the culture while virtual? A couple virtual activities we did, including The Great Covid Bake Off. Office culture starts with the people and with heart. I wanted to try old and new ideas to keep the team culture that we already had going.

GVTs — Necessary Evil or Strategic Tool?

CLO Magazine

Global virtual teams are a common reality for companies with global operations and partnerships. Realizing the benefits, however, requires a structured and intentional approach to both team launch and ongoing support. The most critical step to building and sustaining effective GVTs is related to how the teams build and sustain team relationships. Further, these teams exhibit specific practices that enable them to develop and sustain healthy relationships.

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.

Personality style has impacts on how we cope with remote work

CLO Magazine

These findings have practical implications for the organizations, teams and the manager-direct report relationship. To account for varying preferences among these distinct personality styles, communicate more regularly and predictably at the organizational and team levels.

Virtual Onboarding: How To Do It Right

Paradiso

Owing to COVID-19, there’s no doubt that for many enterprises, virtual working has become a way of usual business–a fact that raises an important question: “How are businesses hiring new employees in this remote style of working? What Is Virtual Onboarding?

CoreAcademy: Your vILT Solution for Remote Teams

Coreaxis

Thinking of ways to achieve better results next year, but you struggle with having your team working from home? We have prepared 90-minute virtual courses, designed by industry experts and led by our talented facilitators, to help you navigate this new world of virtual teams.

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CoreAcademy: Your vILT Solution for Remote Teams

Coreaxis

Thinking of ways to achieve better results next year, but you struggle with having your team working from home? We have prepared 90-minute virtual courses, designed by industry experts and led by our talented facilitators, to help you navigate this new world of virtual teams.

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Are You Developing Global Leaders?

CLO Magazine

Whether the organization is large or small, all companies are affected by global events and need leaders savvy in both business and cultural affairs. Beardsley said these skills and traits — including overseas experience, sensitivity to cultural diversity, humility, presence and cautious honesty — are valuable to leadership at home and critical to success in the global environment. Cultural intelligence is also critical to a global leader’s success.

Improvisational Theatre Can Breathe Life Into Virtual On-boarding

G-Cube

Virtual collaboration has become popular in the recent years, especially at the workplace, due to immense technological advances. workers prefer to work from home and are comfortable holding a job where at least part of the time they work within a virtual workplace. Keeping this in mind, many forward-looking organizations adopt different approaches for efficient group work and best practices of collaboration into virtual settings.

The DOs of training virtual global teams

Matrix

The digital revolution has brought about a major shift in the way teams are created. However, the challenges are also considerable, especially when it comes not only to a virtual team but to a virtual and global one. It’s one thing to work with people that belong to fairly the same culture and another to have to deal with significant differences in values, beliefs and communication styles. The DOs of training virtual global teams.

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. Certainly, when we talk about virtual teams in the context of today’s corporate workplace we don’t refer to people who have moved to another dimension but to very real individuals who have to work in teams even if they are geographically separated and may have very diverse cultures and systems of beliefs.

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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.

5 Great Reasons to use LXP for Employee Onboarding

Origin Fractal LXP

Within a virtual team, the clarity of individual roles and expectations may decline, providing the right information during onboarding can help remedy this. Introducing the Organizational Culture. What is Onboarding?

How to Know if Your Team is Ready for Virtual Selling

Allego

Your company may have pivoted to virtual selling overnight this spring, but now you realize that working and closing deals when you can’t be there in person is the new normal. Is your team ready to tackle them all? The virtual buying experience can be distracting.