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A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams - Bringing Reality to Your Virtual Teams

A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams - Bringing Reality to Your Virtual Teams
October 12, 2011 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Yael Zofi, CEO and Senior Facilitator(AIM Strategies, Applied Innovative Management)
Virtual Teams have transformed the workplace. Today, the Virtual Team is an increasingly common alternative to the traditional work group. While virtual teams offer many advantages, the lack of face-to-face interaction creates new issues. Perhaps the most critical one is the difficulty in maintaining clear communication. Connection is the lifeblood of organizations, and without a ‘human connection’ facilitating communication, virtual teams cannot achieve optimum performance. As HR practitioners know, initial team procedures set the tone for the ‘rules of the road’ that define how work gets done. This Team Set Up phase is important for all teams, but the virtual world presents an extra challenge - working effectively without the benefit of ‘water-cooler’ contact. With relentless deadlines driving the workday, many virtual teams do not initially put in place ways to build the strong relationships that drive business success. Whether you are managing an international project or you've just hired a vendor in another state, you are working in a virtual situation.

In this session, Yael Zofi will share highlights from her recently published book, A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams, on how to effectively set up a virtual team, and provide insights from field research with more than 150 virtual team managers and members. You will learn proven techniques to use when facilitating the human connection in the workplace. This webcast explores the four key virtual challenges: Communication, Creating Trust and Accountability, Handling Misunderstandings and Getting Deliverables Out the Door, with a special focus on Cross Cultural Communications in a virtual environment.
Who Should Participate
HR Professionals Managers Project Managers Virtual Team Members
What You Will Learn
• Discover current best practice techniques to facilitate the human connection in a virtual workplace. • Examine the four common challenges of all virtual teams and identify ways to overcome them. • Learn three sure fire techniques to getting your virtual team up and running to maximize effectiveness.
Recommended Resources
Book: A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams Article: Bringing Reality to Your Virtual Team: Website: Blog:
Human Resources Management
Workforce Management (Time & Attendance)
HR Outsourcing
Organizational Development
High Performing Teams
Leading Others
Leading Self
Social Media And Employee Communications
Online Staffing and Sourcing
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Yael Zofi
AIM Strategies, Applied Innovative Management

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AIM Strategies, Applied Innovative Management
AIM Strategies is a results-driven human capital consulting firm specializing in developing better leaders. Our expertise is in 4 main areas: Global Leadership Consulting, Virtual Team Training, Cross Cultural Coaching, and Team Building Facilitation
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