It is more likely than ever that the teams you lead today and tomorrow will not be centrally located, and your ability to succeed as a leader of a dispersed team requires that you have the right skills when communicating virtually. Working remotely is the new normal for many in the workforce, and mastering these skills is vital to the value you provide for your organisation.
Several factors have led to the emergence of a new form of team working. As Virtual Private Networks, Wi-Fi, and low-cost telecoms such as instant messaging and video chat became more reliable and commonplace, working remotely has become an option for many teams. This option has provided organisations 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, members of virtual teams should take deliberate actions to build in activities and practices that are vital to team success.
This program will help equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to take your virtual team to new levels of effectiveness.