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Why L&D should prepare for training global virtual teams

Matrix

Generally, when we are thinking about a team we picture a group of people working together in the same space, having formal and informal meetings, face to face interactions and perhaps even hanging out after office hours. The way team members feel about each other is very important for the success of any project they are working on together so very often companies will invest in team-building activities – some simply pleasurable, some with an important learning component.

Training Virtual Teams: How to Manage It Effectively

ProProfs

Did you know that over 50 percent of employees across the world work outside their office headquarters for at least 2.5 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. They are intended to ensure that your virtual teams stay connected with you and help achieve business goals.

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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.

The DOs of training virtual global teams

Matrix

The digital revolution has brought about a major shift in the way teams are created. Geography is no longer a factor as people don’t have to be in the same office in order to efficiently work on the same project. This comes with a lot of advantages: people can have great job opportunities without having to relocate or commute, while companies get to hire the best talent without great logistic expenses. The DOs of training virtual global teams.

Getting the Training Blend Right

Interactive Services

Your learning and development team has been tasked with designing an organization-wide global compliance training rollout. Since you are looking for a solution that’s available to all employees worldwide and is easy to track and monitor, you’ve decided to go with e-learning. Given the global reach required, this is certainly the best choice – right? It might meet your efficiency and tracking requirements, but it may not be the only solution.

Getting Your Compliance Training Blend Right

Interactive Services

Your learning and development team has been tasked with designing an organization-wide global compliance training rollout. Since you are looking for a solution that’s available to all employees worldwide and is easy to track and monitor, you’ve decided to go with e-learning. Given the global reach required, this is certainly the best choice – right? It might meet your efficiency and tracking requirements, but it may not be the only solution.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have recently joined the open section of #MSLOC 430 - a graduate course in the Master''s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. This is the first week and I am absolutely looking forward to exploring the topics, learning from the other participants and participating in exciting conversations. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. A PLN is an enabler of such learning.

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. He does so wonderfully and they kick the behinds of some really bad looking creatures who want to destroy all nice life in Middle Earth. Unfortunately, unlike in the story, there isn’t some magic sword to make everyone rally and march successfully towards the desired objective.

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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. Braidio’s Singapore team has a proven track record in executing and growing new territories for technology brands, and will focus on expanding Braidio’s reach and supporting customers and partners.

5 Tips on sustaining collaboration in remote teams

Matrix

One of these ongoing struggles is facilitating team collaboration. 5 Tips on sustaining collaboration in remote teams. Fortunately, there are some simple practices that managers can employ to make team collaboration possible and smooth even in today’s remote setting.

Experiential learning – How it works and when to apply it

Matrix

Experimentation was confined to the Chemistry or Physics laboratories and even there nothing truly spectacular happened – for example, we were all fascinated by the fact that if you melt salt in water and then put some colored string in it and wait a few weeks you’ll end up with different shape crystals. That was the hoot of our eighth grade. And upper education went pretty much in the same way because I chose to go down a humanities path.

How to make remote leadership development work for your business

CLO Magazine

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent millions of Americans home to clock in from their couches and join meetings via Zoom. While some employees will eventually return to the office, many employers have seen the benefits of offering flexible hours and remote work. One survey by Gartner found that 74 percent of chief financial officers expect at least some workers to work remotely on a permanent basis, even after the pandemic passes. What should the focus be?

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. One of the most important questions you need to ask yourself is how well equipped is your workforce when it comes to the required skills for entering new markets? To gather the right data, you need to ask the right questions and keep in mind three important tips. . Ask the Right Questions.

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Toward the Future: Adapting to the characteristics of Workforce 2.0

eFront

Joe Soap has worked at the same company for the past 15 years. He’s specialized in his job, and has years of experience using the same tools. Joe often arranges classroom-based training for his team so that they too can become specialized in their roles. Just another day at the office? Technology cycles get shorter, and the distance between teams gets longer. This is the changing workforce, and it’s called Workforce 2.0.

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21C Workplace Skills and L&D

ID Reflections

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. Harold’s post also pointed to a report called Future Work Skills 2020 published by the Institute for the Future for the University of Phoenix Research Institute. And is a #mustread for all L&D and workplace learning designers.

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