Virtual Teams, Distributed Teams: Methods for Managing People at Multiple Locations from a Distance

Duration: 90 Minutes
How do you effectively manage people at multiple locations, each of whom is part of your "team"? How do you effectively deal with the many challenges specific to those of us who do so "off-site"? This is your chance to master proven-effective strategies that you can put to work immediately.
Work Management System
Product ID: 500953

Areas Covered
  • Process
    • Starting to manage a dispersed team: Where do I begin?
    • Preparing for that all-important, first face-to-face meeting
      • Preparing an Agenda
      • The 10-Step Meeting Process
    • Identifying the roles and concerns you face as a team leader
    • Anticipating and understanding what members want from their team leader
    • Gaining a sense of your team’s "moving parts" and roles each member plays
    • How to effectively unify your team’s culture and relationships
    • Methods to build trust and overcome team-busting behaviors
    • Understanding virtual communication channels and cross-cultural interactions
  • Purpose
    • Taking next steps: Developing a "scattered group" into an effective team
    • Merging people with different approaches and/or coming from different organizations: Enhancing cross-cultural understanding
    • One of "the esentials": Building instant trust
    • Adapting your leadership skills to manage a dispersed "group" effectively
    • Learning new technologies to support your team’s success
    • Reinforcing and upgrading team leadership
    • Building a common vision
  • People and Technology
    • Building trust to a new level
    • Checkpoint: What have we learned so far about building trust?
    • How well have we succeeded in developing that critical "Instant Trust"?
    • Three critical factors in building trust in a dispersed team environment
    • Using a checklist to monitor trust levels among the team members
    • Recognizing the impact of culture on trust-building and maintenance
    • Recognizing the impact of technology on trust-building and maintenance
    • Understanding the role of technology as a "player" on the team
  • Technology and Communication
    • Dispersed team communication: the critical skills needed to make it work
    • The unique and critical nature of communication in dispersed teams
    • Differentiating between hierarchical and networked communication
    • recognizing the implications and challenges of communicating across time, space, and culture
    • Discussing the effects of synchronicity and asynchronicity on dispersed team communication
    • Selecting appropriate communication technologies to meet the needs of a team operating in an electronic environment
    • Performance management and coaching
    • The principles of high-performing, dispersed teams
    • Diagnosing and supporting the performance needs of distributed teams
    • Providing adequate organization infrastructure to distributed teams
    • Assessing the performance of a distributed team and individual team members
    • Demonstrating the critical skills for coaching
    • Leading in a virtual team environment
    • Recognizing the unique challenges of leading dispersed team members
    • Explaining the specific competencies and behaviors necessary for effective dispersed team leadership
    • Planning for individual leadership development based on self-assessment
Why Should you Attend:
We help you understand an effective approach and enable you to practice greater effectiveness managing the following: People, Process, Purpose, Technology and Communication.

Objectives of the Presentation
  • Understand better how your management approach needs to be tailored to people working at multiple locations
  • Realize the critical processes and process steps you will want to follow to better manage
  • Inspire others to follow your lead by clarifying and confirming purpose
  • Communicate much more effectively using techniques and tips shared during the webinar
  • Apply the technologies which have been developed specifically for communicating with those who are dispersed
Who can Benefit
  • CEO
  • Senior Vice President
  • Vice President
  • Executive Director
  • Managing Director
  • Regional Vice President
  • Area Supervisor
  • Manager
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Instructor Profile:
Chris DeVany is the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development. Pinnacle’s clients include organizations such as Microsoft, Visa International, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Sprint, American Counseling Association, Aviva Insurance, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Hospital Corporation of America, Schlumberger, Morgan Stanley, Boston Scientific, US HealthCare and over 500 other organizations in 22 countries.

He has published numerous articles in the fields of project management, management, sales, team-building, leadership, ethics, customer service, diversity and work-life balance, in publications ranging from ASTD/Performance in Practice to Customer Service Management. His McGraw-Hill book, “90 Days to a High-Performance Team,” is replete with hands-on tools, templates and checklists which managers use effectively to improve performance.
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