Creating, Leading, and Maintaining Highly Functional Virtual Teams

InSync Training

Over the past 20 years, Jennifer Hofmann has built an entirely virtual and highly functional team at InSync Training. Interestingly, when she started her company, “We used to hide the fact that we were a 100% virtual, work-from-home team. Virtual Teams

Video - The Art & Science of Being A Remote Employee

InSync Training

Virtual team members must possess a specialized set of skills in order to be successful on the job. Virtual Teams InSync VideosAdditionally, they need to create their own work space and complete their daily tasks while separated from their coworkers.

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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.

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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Online Collaboration for Your Teams


Collaboration within an eLearning team is essential to a successful eLearning project. Although eLearning development requires team work, several team members work in isolation to focus better. An eLearning team is a mix of diverse talents and skillsets.

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#ASTD2014 W206 - Creating Highly Functional Virtual Teams

InSync Training

W206 - Creating Highly Functional Virtual Teams. Join me at the ASTD 2014 International Conference. Wednesday May 7 10:45 am - 12:00 pm. Ballroom B. Conferences

Creating Highly Functional Virtual Teams @ASTD

InSync Training

My session will focus on Creating Highly Functional Virtual Teams. I will be speaking at the ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition and would like to personally invite you to attend. Conferences

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.

Training on the Edge: Training Context 2014-2019

InSync Training

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.

Virtual Classroom Technical Producers Needed - Virtual Team, Flexible Schedule

InSync Training

InSync Training is seeking Virtual Classroom Technical Producers that speak Chinese, Japanese, or Spanish. All contract positions are virtual, and candidates can expect up to 20 hours per week. Virtual Classroom-Production

6 Steps To Forming Teams For eLearning


Team formation activities are vital to eLearning training for organizations. Almost all organizations require team formation within their eLearning programs. Teams are a linchpin of any organization. The transformation from a group to a team takes a significant amount of time.

Virtual Classroom Technical Producers Needed - Virtual Team, Flexible Schedule

InSync Training

InSync Training is seeking Virtual Classroom Technical Producers that speak English, Chinese, Japanese, or Polish. All contract positions are virtual, and candidates can expect up to 20 hours per week. Virtual Classroom-Production

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.

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.

Video - The Art & Science of Being a Remote Manager

InSync Training

Leading a virtual team presents a unique set of challenges. Virtual Teams InSync VideosCommunicating effectively requires extra attention, and identifying personnel issues can be difficult for a remote manager.

BYTE Recap: The Art & Science of Working Remotely

InSync Training

This post will share new information Amy and Susan discussed about interviewing for remote positions, hiring virtual team members, and the pros and cons of this unique employment arrangement. Virtual Teams BYTE

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. These teams do not allow the conflict to become personal.

Leadership & Revolution, Social Media, Memory, & Virtual Teams

Big Dog, Little Dog

A better distribution pattern has larger influential region and greater clustering factor, which can equip the leaders with the capability of influencing more followers in a given period and strengthening the persuasion power on the followers as well," says the team. CC photy by DRC.

BYTE Session Recap - The Art & Science of Working Remotely

InSync Training

I’m looking for best practices for managing remote teams.”. “I’ve Virtual teams BYTEGuest speakers Amy Lins and Susan Hillebrandt presented The Art & Science of Working Remotely to a large and enthusiastic audience on July 27.

Tech Headlines for August 2014

ATD Learning Technologies

Virtual Teams Prominent and Productive, and New Gamification Infographic. Tech headlines for August 2014 include: New Study Finds E-Learning Investments Up, White Paper Asks: Will MOOCs Kill the Classroom Star?, Click here to read full version

Brandon’s App of the Week – Textastic

Bottom-Line Performance

Apps eLearning development tools Mobile apps virtual teamingEach week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week.

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.

Managing Subject Matter Experts and Using Them as Learning Developers

Bottom-Line Performance

Tags: learning design project management of learning solutions virtual teaming instructional design learning developers project management Subject matter experts

Using Gamification for Human Resources

Origin Learning

Gamification helps employees to engage themselves in their work by encouraging them to be more interactive as a team and by setting achievable goal standards with reward points. Yes, you read that right!

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ve found our own niche in the social media solar system… and it takes our team 30ish minutes a week to fully participate. We decided we wanted to start encouraging our team to use social media tools for personal and social learning late in 2011.

Improvisational Theatre Can Breathe Life Into Virtual On-boarding


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.

Tech Headlines for August 2014

ATD Learning Technologies

Virtual Teams Prominent and Productive, and New Gamification Infographic. Tech headlines for August 2014 include: New Study Finds E-Learning Investments Up, White Paper Asks: Will MOOCs Kill the Classroom Star?, Click here to read full version

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

Distributed and dispersed teams are coming together for projects, and disbanding once the task is accomplished. 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.

Are You Performing an Effective Virtual Training Balancing Act?

ATD Learning Technologies

How often do you hear your virtual meeting break into laughter and you have no idea why? Virtual balance means everyone in the interaction is having the same experience. Factors that affect virtual balance include: Ability to hear everyone well.

Is Your Team Ready for International Expansion?


For example, we work with our Learning Centre that helps us track student performance and provides our HR manager with insights about each of our team members doing an online course. . For more information, download the Speexx white papers Rise of the Virtual Team and The Promise of Virtual Blended Learning. . . . .

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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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Trust, Tacit Knowledge and Social Business

ID Reflections

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


We see workforces becoming more dispersed and virtual teams an acceptable norm. As learning and performance improvement consultants and developers, we see trends emerge across the landscape of our client base, despite vast differences in the products and services they offer.

Are You Developing Global Leaders?

CLO Magazine

Effective global leadership takes strong leadership skills to the next level, said Goujon, who has worked with and managed teams in different parts of the world for much of his life.

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.

What is a Learning Burst?

Allison Rossett

Each virtual session has a defined start and end date – just like a traditional class. At the mid point web session, the content from the Learning Bursts is reviewed and the students are placed into virtual teams of 5 each to complete the business simulation together.

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