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Collaborating With a Virtual Team

Overcome the barriers of distance and guide your virtual team to success.

GK# 2238

Course Overview


Virtual teams offer many benefits, but they also present challenges not faced by traditional, co-located teams. How do you successfully collaborate with a team when you're all in different locations and can't see each other regularly? This course will help you rise to the challenge of working with members of virtual teams. You'll learn what characteristics to look for in virtual team members, how to overcome the communication challenges virtual teams encounter, and how to promote trust and team-building that virtual teams require to be successful.

Virtual short courses do not include materials or headsets.


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What You'll Learn

  • Characteristics that define high-performing virtual teams
  • How to tailor communication for a virtual team
  • Advantages and drawbacks associated with collaboration tools
  • Tips for facilitating meetings with remote participants
  • Tips for building trust and promoting team-building on your virtual team


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1. Virtual Teams

  • Benefits and Challenges Associated with Virtual Teams
  • Myths Concerning Virtual Teams
  • What Do Virtual Teams Need to Be Effective?
  • Characteristics of High-Performing Virtual Teams
  • What Makes an Effective Virtual Team Leader or Team Member?

2. Communication

  • Best Practices for Effective Communication
  • Coordinating Communication
  • Communication Planning
  • Cross-Cultural Considerations
  • Email Issues

3. Collaboration Tools

  • Wiki
  • Intranet
  • Extranet
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  • Conference Call
  • Video Conferencing
  • Online Chat Tools
  • Project Management Software

4. Virtual Meetings

  • Virtual Meeting Facilitation
  • Meeting Planning Tips
  • Virtual Team Meeting Tips

5. Team Building

  • Tuckman's Stages of Team Development
  • Building Trust
  • Water Cooler Conversations
  • Consistent Communication
  • Success Recognition

Who Should Attend


All professionals

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 1 day

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