Leading Remote or Virtual Teams A Quick Course
What you’ll learn
You will lead online or virtual meetings that engage and respect all team members.
You will facilitate your team in a manner that leads to clear decisions and clear accountability.
You will develop effective meeting agendas and action plans.
Assure accountability and action following meetings which will reduce waste!
The student should either be planning on participating in virtual meetings or have some prior experience with virtual meetings. It will be helpful if the student has already used one of the common meeting software platforms (GoToMeeting, Skype, etc.).
The Covid pandemic forced almost every company to require or encourage remote work. It is becoming increasingly clear that this change in where we do our work is becoming the norm. One of the great miracles of the twenty-first century is the declining importance of borders and distance. The internet has made knowledge universal and is enabling talent to be developed in every corner of the globe and country without prejudice. This means that any company can bring talent together in virtual teams to develop products and plans and accomplish shared goals regardless of their location. But, enabling these teams to work well together is a skill that every manager needs to develop to succeed in the new world of virtual collaboration.Leading Virtual or Remote Teams is designed to build the skills of virtual collaboration and teamwork. It covers issues around the use of virtual meeting technology, including a comprehensive survey of meeting software, user advice and recommendations. But, the primary focus of this course is on the human side, the skills of facilitating and participating in virtual teams. While it is important for all team leaders and facilitators to develop good meeting facilitation skills, there are unique challenges when team members are not co-located. This course addresses those challenges and provides advice based on the available research and the instructor’s many years of experience facilitating virtual meetings.
Section 1: Introduction to Leading Virtual Teams
Lecture 1 Why Take This Course?
Lecture 2 How to Make the Most of This Course
Lecture 3 Activity 1: Team Self-Assessment
Section 2: The Research on Virtual Teams – What Works Best
Lecture 4 Introduction to the Research
Lecture 5 Research Results from the Harvard Business Review
Lecture 6 Research Results from Forbes
Lecture 7 Survey of Users: Introduction
Lecture 8 Activity 2: Evaluation of Best Practices
Lecture 9 Advice from the Users
Lecture 10 One Thing You Could Do to Improve
Lecture 11 Survey Feedback on Meeting Technology
Lecture 12 The Future of Meeting Technology
Section 3: Facilitation Skills that Make VT Meetings Effective
Lecture 13 Developing Your Virtual Team Charter
Lecture 14 Activity 3: Writing Your Team Charter
Lecture 15 Team Roles and Responsibilities
Lecture 16 What is the Skill of “Facilitation?”
Lecture 17 The Agenda
Lecture 18 The Action Plan
Lecture 19 The Power of Visualization
Lecture 20 Decide How You Will Decide
Lecture 21 Activity 4: Choose Your Decision Styles
Lecture 22 Facilitaton Skills: Organizing & Clarifying
Lecture 23 Facilitation Skills: Reflecting & Motivating
Lecture 24 Facilitation Skills: Comforting and Controlling
Lecture 25 Facilitaton Skills: Concluding & Bringing to Consensus
Lecture 26 Facilitaton Skills: Resolving Conflicts
Lecture 27 Resolving Conflicts continued
Lecture 28 Activty 5: Practice Conflict Resolution
Section 4: Summary
Lecture 29 Summary
Lecture 30 Bonus Lecture and Additional Resources
Anyone who wants to help his or her team be more successful in achieving their goals.,Leaders or facilitators of virtual teams (any team with remote members).,Any member of a virtual team who would like to help his or her team be more successful.
Udemy | English | 1h 53m | 2.94 GB
Created by: Lawrence M. Miller, Institute for Leadership Excellence