Virtual Training for Virtual Teams
April 11, 2019
We recently completed a highly successful training program for a well known, global Fortune 200 company. Now, we do a lot of training in person and we love meeting and training teams and leaders face-to-face in their own space. But when you are hired to do leadership training for virtual teams, it makes sense to deliver training virtually, on the teams’ own terms. Key learning, communication and connection doesn’t only take place when everyone’s in the same room. In fact, we are big believers in the effectiveness and benefits of virtual teams. (For more on that topic, check out Tara’s book Virtual Teams for Dummies)
More and more companies are recognizing that teams who connect over technology on a daily basis can also participate in learning via technology – if it’s done right. This is yet another way that virtual teams are cost effective and time efficient – no need for team members to travel, when they can participate in learning and development from where they are, even if it’s half way around the world.
Our client needed help supporting their managers and teams who had recently begun working and meeting virtually. It can be a tough transition and they were struggling with how to connect and engage effectively. Our program, Leading and Collaborating in a Dynamic Environment, is a live webinar program that includes polls, discussion activities and feedback. The focus of the learning program was on the skills needed to manage a virtual workforce. Key insights covered included:
- The latest research on virtual teams
- The 10 predictors of virtual team success
- The 6C’s to address the unique challenges of having a remote workforce
- Using the Virtual Team Communication Method matrix to build trust
- Tips and tools you can put to use immediately to build connection and collaboration
We’re doing much more virtual team development these days and we are loving these opportunities to share our research, knowledge and experience to help virtual teams connect, collaborate and build trust. We understand that there are unique challenges to leading virtual teams – or being on one – and we have strategies that can help. If your company has a full or partially remote workforce and would benefit from virtual team training, contact PRC today!