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Leading Virtual & Remote Teams

Leading Virtual Teams Presents Unique Challenges and Opportunities

Help your remote teams communicate effectively and avoid burning out.

Most people who’ve worked remotely can attest that while virtual teamwork has its pros, it can present unique challenges, such as some people participating more than others, difficulty in dealing with conflict, and trouble developing trust.

The frustration team members experience is often compounded by technological glitches on calls, connectivity issues, and team members’ different expectations about comfort and use of technology.

To overcome the challenges of leading virtual teams while taking advantage of the opportunities, leaders must create the right conditions for virtual teamwork to succeed.

When leading remote and virtual teams, it’s important to use technology to communicate in real time and to train and develop your people. “Face-to-face” tools improve communication by including non-verbal cues.

Provide extra support, boundaries, and norms to overcome time zone differences. Teams spread across multiple time zones can easily burn out by working long hours to accommodate each other’s schedules.

Above all, acknowledge that equipping your people to handle stress, uncertainty, and setbacks results in more resilient team members who are prepared for future challenges — and a more resilient organization as a whole.

Upskill Your Team With Virtual Team Leadership Skills

Overcome the Challenges of Leading Remote and Virtual Teams

Your leaders must develop key skills for leading virtual teams:

  • Understand how their personality and behaviors affect others.
  • Provide effective virtual feedback.
  • Maintain resilience while handling uncertainty and solving complex problems.
  • Lead and collaborate virtually across organizational and geographical boundaries.

Prepare your leaders for the unique demands of remote work by equipping them with virtual and remote team leadership skills. We can deliver our world-class, research-backed thinking and content about leading virtual teams to them — or you can.

You Can Deliver Our Leading Virtual Teams Content, or We Can

You Deliver

We can equip your facilitators to deliver a workshop or internal training on leading remote and virtual teams either online or in person, whichever you prefer:

Let’s talk about how you can leverage this proven leadership program content on leading virtual and remote teams in a custom internal development initiative

We Deliver

Or, we can incorporate leading virtual teams as part of a larger leadership development initiative for your organization:

Combine with other topic modules and interactive experiences into a customized learning journey for your leaders

Our highly personalized leadership programs prepare leaders to address common challenges with leading virtual teams

What Our Clients Are Saying

Organizations who have partnered with us on leading virtual teams more effectively consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with CCL made a significant impact on their culture — and their bottom line.

But don’t just take our word for it — take theirs.

“I really enjoyed the energy and information delivered through this Leading Virtual Teams session. So much detail and guidance to continue to enhance myself and my team! Thank you!”

Virtual Session Attendee

“This entire session was excellent. It provided many good tips and helped to see a much bigger picture, which has been challenging over the past year while I have been focused on individual fires.”

Virtual Session Attendee

Let's Discuss Leading Virtual Teams at Your Organization

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Our Research-Backed Perspective on Leading Remote and Virtual Teams

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