Leading Virtual Teams

2 Day Course
Code MPDLVT

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Scheduled Online Onsite
  •  Are you managing a team of people who do not directly report to you?
  •  Are members of your team spread across the country / Europe / World?
  •  Are there cultural ‘tribes’ within your team?
  •  Need to communicate and manage / lead in a consistent way that takes account of individual needs?
  •  Want to improve your credibility and trustworthiness?

If the answer is “YES” - this is the course for you!

Virtual team-working is already commonplace across EMEA, North America and Asia Pacific and is rapidly becoming essential as organisations work in an increasingly collaborative way: both internally and externally with suppliers, customers and channel partners.

The course is facilitative in style, delegates get a chance to see things from the ‘remote perspective’ as well as the ‘centre perspective’ and come up with solid action plans to ensure their teams never feel remote no matter how far away they are geographically. We use case studies to practice identifying and switching styles to suit specific audiences (be they German to Indian, Sales to Finance!)

How will my company benefit?

Bennis (leadership author) says many staff feel that they are “over managed and under led”. Management is more pressing and demands constant attention leadership is vital to sustained progress but by definition must be proactive. Teams who do not feel the presence of their leader will often acquire greater allegiance to local peers and managers. Those with strong virtual leadership will feel involved and engaged with the rest of the team and their shared goals, this will mean greater performance and less misunderstandings.

How will I benefit?

Knowing how to create a team environment - despite challenges from geography, time zones, culture, lack of reporting lines, authority etc - will free you up to get on with people as individuals and drive performance. Leaving you less stressed and better informed in the process. You will gain more recognition for what you do.

What do I gain from the practical workshops?

  •  Fill in a situational leadership questionnaire to understand how effectively you lead currently
  •  Practice flexing your style of leading and communicating to appeal to varying audiences with differing expectations and preferences

Target Audience

This course will help you if you manage remote teams in different locations as well as if you have virtual teams who do not report directly to you.

Course Content (11 topics)

  • Create a team environment despite challenges from geography, time zones, culture, lack of reporting lines or authority
  • Free yourself to get on with people as individuals and drive performance
  • Feel less stressed and better informed
  • Gain more recognition for what you do
  • Review the benefits and challenges of working in various geographic locations and with other organisations to deliver projects and services
  • Apply the different approaches required to ensure effective virtual team working both within the UK and globally
  • Understand the different cultural models and how to use these to inform your management style and communication
  • Understand your own leadership style and consider how this understanding might be used to improve the various relationships you have with others on a local and global basis
  • Build a personal action plan
  • Understand how effectively you lead currently and your situational leadership style
  • Practice flexing your style of leading and communicating to appeal to varying audiences with differing expectations and preferences
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MPDLVT 2 Days $1,730
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