Leading Virtual Teams

Leading Virtual Teams

Communication is key to successful teams, but the way we communicate is rapidly changing. Since relationships are more naturally made face-to-face, leaders of virtual teams need to engage in practices that encourage teambuilding and camaraderie. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to reach that level of effective communication.

  • Several factors have led to the emergence of a new form of team working. As Virtual Private Networks, Wi-Fi, and low-cost communication methods such as instant messaging and video chat become more reliable and commonplace, home-working and teleworking become an option for many teams. This option has provided organizations with numerous economic alternatives to the traditional face-to-face team structure.

    Overall, virtual teams are very similar to traditional teams. However, communication and team building occur more naturally in face-to-face teams. Because of this, leaders of virtual teams should take deliberate actions to build in activities and practices that are vital to team success. This two-part, six-hour program will help equip leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead virtual teams to new levels of effectiveness.