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.