Project Management Institute

Leading Teams: Managing Virtual Teams

Description

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 knowing how to choose the right technologies for specific situations.

What You Will Learn

  • Competencies that virtual teams members should possess or develop
  • Best combination of virtual communication tools for given situations
  • Examples of virtual team technologies for use in various types of work such as communications, conferencing and information transfer and storage
  • Important areas for consideration when setting guidelines for virtual teams

Who Should Take This Course

Employees at all levels who lead and manage teams and anyone who wishes to develop and refine their leadership skills in a team environment

Course Information

PDUs
1
CEUs
0.1
Level
Intermediate
Member Price
US$45.00
Non-Member Price
US$65.00

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