Managing Virtual Teams

The business world is defined by its capacity for progress and innovation; the former, in particular, has resulted to things such as the modern factory, the telephone and eventually, the virtual workplace. However, to conclude that progress is linear based on these hallmarks of history would be to leave out the many challenges that plagued these innovations, all of which, as one shall see, have led to even further innovation. The grueling work conditions of the Industrial Revolution led to more effective and safer modes of production; the telephone is now a far-reaching tool that can reach people on the other side of the world in a matter of seconds, and there are now ever-more effective steps of managing the virtual workplace, the latter of which shall be the basis for a discussion in an increasingly globalised age. In other words, this training course will be particularly dedicated to prospective managers and leaders who require more innovative methods of leading even the most physically distant of participants. Here, we will discuss topics such as the historical context of the workplace, goal-setting skills, use of technological means and teambuilding techniques, all of which are designed to help teams stay in cohesion and even stay ahead of competitors within the free market.

Virtual workplaces are the result of ever-increasing contributions to create the most comfortable spaces possible for employees. However, the creation of such has led to other problems as well, including how to maintain authority and connections within teams on both a professional and emotional level. This training course will therefore cover these problems through our discussions on more effective use of technology, goal-setting skills and so much more, with each skill building up the other. By the end of this training session, not only will virtual teams maintain the same cohesion as teams in corporate settings, but even go beyond the standards of the industry and stay above all the others in the competitive world of business. More than that, we also have various training courses which can be merged into a customised training course aimed at addressing various needs. If you or your team need further information regarding our services, please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help.

Explaining the virtual workplace

All innovations have had their origins at some point in history. However, these sorts of knowledge tend to be left under the rug, denying professionals a crucial understanding and incentive to work properly in a setting that can be considered foreign to them. This lack of understanding can ultimately result in a loss of productivity and morale as employees may be too unwilling to invest themselves in something that doesn’t seem worth the effort. To this end, we believe it is necessary to make employees realise that the core of their work is to take customer service and the level of customer experience to much greater heights. This appreciation of things which are beyond themselves can only be realised via discussions on the historical nature of the workplace and the contributions of various teams, businesses and individuals in making the world and the workplace a generally better place.

Setting up goals

Setting up goals in the virtual workplace is often easier said than done. This is because the very nature of the work itself can seem very disconnected; the authority of virtual leaders can seem almost non-existent because they’re not physically there to tell colleagues what to do, and establishing connections can be rather difficult in the long run due to the absolute concentration required to do virtual tasks. If these difficulties are not addressed, it can result in significant losses in productivity, profit and an accumulation of negative opinions. In such cases, therefore, it is required for participants to have an absolute grasp of the goals required and an appreciation of the overall nature of their work. This much will be covered using various exercises and activities aimed at creating structured and sustainable goals. In fact, since some goals, by their very nature, can help prevent pitfalls, participants will also be taught to make goals that help mitigate and prevent crises from happening.

Effective use of technology

A rudimentary appreciation of technology, while a necessary prerequisite, is not enough to create a successful virtual workplace. After all, the more pressing matter is the need for more innovative methods to ultimately create the most satisfying products for customers to utilise and behold: a visually appealing website, for example, requires the most extensive use of technology from an equally able web developer. Further still, this technological advantage must remain consistent on absolutely every area of the virtual workplace: content writers must have as much access to and knowledge of the latest technological advancements as web developers and so on. This requires certain techniques which our team of experts have successfully compiled into a singular section of this particular training session. By the end of this session, teams will not only learn the latest in technological advancements, but its application in maintaining control and productivity within the workplace.

Building your team

Building a virtual team can be more considerably difficult than creating a standard one. This is because of the fact that it is harder for anything at all to create an impact within the participant if orders and feedback aren’t stated verbally. As a result, it might be more difficult to improve or even keep the participants’ attention span consistent, resulting in a loss of productivity and incentive to give their very best in their line of work. Further still, it can seriously affect a team’s ability to create even the most basic connections: colleagues may not even know that they technically work for the same company, much less their hobbies and interest, that any sort of genuine emotion in the workplace can be difficult to produce. This can result in an increase of negative stress and employees being too shy to inquire as to what one must do to further their own products’ quality. Even further, it can be quite depressing. As such, it is necessary for leaders to possess and apply key techniques to build their teams both at the start of the application and during their stay within the virtual workplace. For this, we shall discuss everything from how to interview participants virtually and how to maintain communication on both social and professional levels.

Customised Training Session For Teams (Included No Charge)

No one likes to sit through a generic course that really doesn’t cover the right points or meet the objective of the session. This is one of the reasons why we offer our customisation services at no cost. We are able to choose from a range of courseware and create a different session for you every time. We can style differently, and add images that suit your industry. This helps your staff and participants feel more connected to the workbooks. Using a customised training session can assist with retention so retraining is unnecessary. learn more about the benefits of a customised training session by contacting one of our team.

In-House Customised training benefits:

  • Flexible length – You choose the length of the session
  • Highly Effective Team/Industry Specific
  • Certificate of Completion (Professional Grade)
  • Create a Team Building environment
  • Cost effective – Group rate discount
  • Printed courseware (No need to download or use an App to read)

Creating Content (Contact us for Quotation)

Are you looking for a specific module or course to cover your needs? Maybe you have specific outcomes and objectives you would like your course to meet? If for some reason our library does not cover your needs, our team can create, write and research content to develop your very own workbook. We are dedicated in making sure your next training session is a success and many generic training workbooks may not have the points you are after. Speak with one of our team members to discover why creating content and owning your own courseware for your business may be the right fit and choice for you.

Instructor Led Online

Download Certificate of Completion $495 inc GST
Printed and Posted Certificate of Completion $515 inc GST

We provide this course as an online assisted course. You provide the date and time, we provide the trainer and material. Great for regional business or employees that are at multiple premises. The benefits of booking an online assisted or instructed led training session is you don’t have to wait for a specific date or course to come up. We book in a time available to you. Same course as a workshop but just for you and online instead.

Online Self Paced

Download Certificate of Completion $69 Inc GST
Printed and Posted Certificate of Completion $89 Inc GST

Online self paced training with a pre-recorded trainer. You can pause the couse at any stage. It is self paced and interactive. This option is cost effective and available so you can learn at anytime of the day. Logins are provided straight away and you can choose a Printed Certificate option where we post you a Professional Grade Certificate.

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