Working in Virtual Teams

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Working in Virtual Teams
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Introduction

The way we work has never been more important. As a many of companies are making the decision to support and move towards a more “work-from-home” environment, their teams have gone from co-located to distributed.

The primary objective of the course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to start working in virtual teams with two configurations: all remote team members and some remote members and some co-located.

Objectives

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Apply best practices for virtual team collaboration
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of working in virtual teams
  • Use techniques and tools to face new challenges
  • Experiment with some of the best practices and recommended frameworks for team adaptation

Student Profile

This course is designed for any professional working virtually or working with virtual team members.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

Course Materials

Each student will receive a copy of the course documentation prepared by Netmind.

Methodology

Engaging and interactive course. Our instructors teach all course materials using the demonstrative method; the participants learn new concepts through exercises and real application practices.

Certification

There is no official certification issued for attending this class. However, students will earn 7 credit hours for their attendance.

Accreditation

A certificate of attendance will be issued to students who attend the course for at least 75% of the duration.

Course Outline

  1. Virtual team transition
    1. Explicit policies
    2. Onboarding process: facilitators and course expectations
  2. Introduction to team models and virtual context
    1. What is a virtual team?
    2. Tuckman Model and adaptations for virtual teams
  3. Working in virtual teams
    1. Advantages and disadvantages
  4. Build a culture that makes working in virtual teams easier
    1. Contributing values: work virtually temporarily vs working virtually permanently
    2. Rules to avoid team malfunctions
    3. Roles in virtual teams
    4. Setting goals
    5. Preventing burnout, anxiety, and isolation within the team
    6. Skills for working in virtual teams
    7. Organizational needs and categories of tools that cover them
  5. Managing virtual teams
    1. Encouraging innovation and creativity
    2. Working in virtual teams as a result of change
    3. Principles of working in effective virtual teams
    4. Models for implementation
  6. Summary, conclusions, and feedback

Public Classes

Currently, we don't have any public sessions of this course scheduled. Please let us know if you are interested in adding a session.

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Course Details

Reference

JJM 288

Duration

1 day

Delivery Mode

Virtual
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