As the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of the world’s workers have to stay home and work from home.
There is a new emphasis on telecommuting, which means that teams need a way to communicate digitally, and leaders must change how they manage their people and meetings when they work at home.
Most people who have worked from home say that while virtual teamwork can be good, it can also be hard. According to our research, some of the problems with managing virtual teams are that some people participate more than others, conflict is hard to deal with, and trust is hard to build.
As soon as you set up a team online you can hire people with the right skills, no matter where they live. You can use the fact that your team is spread out across different time zones to make your customers or clients feel like they can reach you at any time.
Also, it’s easy to bring in people who work part-time, and it’s easy to bring in experts who only work a few hours a month.
On the one hand, this means a lot of freedom. On the other hand, you have to deal with people you may never meet and people from very different cultures, languages, and personalities.
This course can be delivered over 1 day face-to-face at our Centre or onsite depending on location (contact our administration team directly for further information or to arrange a group booking. Group booking has a minimum number of 5 participants) or Remote Learning via Microsoft Teams.
When this course is delivered in-house, the content above can be tailored to your team’s specific needs.
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Identify what constitutes a virtual team
- Evaluate the challenges and opportunities of leading a virtual team
- Highlight the key skills of an effective virtual team leader
- Apply strategies to tackle issues that virtual teams have in the areas of motivation, social engagement, communication and logistics
The rise in working from home: trends.