Leading Teams: Managing Virtual Teams (X027)

Description

Type: Online
Duration: 01:00 hours
Status: Archived

Virtual teams are emerging as the basic unit for conducting business of all types. Studies show that over 80% of workers today are involved in some way with team members who are not physically located in the same office. Virtual communication networks have made virtual teams possible, while globalization has made them a necessity. Leading virtual teams presents new challenges to leaders and managers. Virtual team leaders must find ways to successfully manage people who are separated by distance, time zones, and cultural differences.

This course offers leaders a framework for successfully leading virtual teams. It outlines the key competencies that members of virtual teams should possess and offers guidelines for specific virtual team activities, such as teleconferencing and decision making. It also highlights a variety of tools and technologies that are commonly used for collaboration on virtual teams and presents guidelines for choosing the right technologies for specific situations.

Topics include:

  • recognizing the competencies that members of virtual teams should possess or develop
  • choosing the best combination of virtual communication tools to use in a virtual team situation
  • classifying examples of virtual team technologies for communication, conferencing or information transfer and storage
  • identifying key areas for consideration when setting guidelines for virtual teams

Notes:

Please note that this online course provided by Skillsoft Corporation is no longer offered as of April 30, 2020 and is replaced with the following, currently available on the School's online learning platform (GCcampus): Establishing Effective Virtual Teams (X175). If you have already completed the course, you can no longer restart it.

More about this course
  • Topics: Human resources
  • Community: Supervisors; Managers
  • Business line: Transferable Skills
  • Provider: Skillsoft

Upcoming offerings

There are no available offerings for this course at the moment.

All on-site classroom courses have been suspended until further notice. However, virtual classroom and online self-paced courses, including required training and language maintenance tools, remain available for registration through your GCcampus account.

Note: GCcampus is accessible through public networks. You do not need to connect to the GC network to log in.


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