Duration: 1 hour
Do you struggle when working with geographically dispersed teams? Globally, about 85% of teams now collaborate virtually, and over 40% never meet in person. An estimated 5 million people work remotely in the United States alone. Yet the rapid growth of telecommuting, remote workers, and virtual teams has outpaced the training and development needed to support them and ensure their success. Developing effective virtual teams with the mindsets and skillsets to collaborate together effectively is rapidly becoming a core business competency—and a competitive advantage.
This webinar will share strategies and tools you can use to build effective teams that are able to work across boundaries, functions, cultures, geographies, and time zones. These insights are based on research from CCL’s work with over 140 virtual teams from around the world.
In this webinar, you will:
- Discover the 3 key factors that contribute to the success—or failure—of virtual teams.
- Gain a new perspective on the challenges faced by geographically dispersed teams.
- Learn specific actions that team leaders and organizations can take to support remote workers.
- Build more effective, collaborative teams by managing tensions and even using them to your advantage.
- Discover the importance of tools and technologies for communication and collaboration.
- Improve the performance of your virtual teams with our checklist of recommendations for success.
Jean Brittain Leslie is a Senior Fellow and Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Center for Creative Leadership. Leslie has published more than 90 pieces on leadership, assessment, and feedback in the form of peer-reviewed articles, popular-press articles, book chapters, and books. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Hoole has just joined the Middle East team as Client Solutions Director, focused on designing and delivering exceptional client interventions. Previously Emily was Group Director of Global Research at the Center for Creative Leadership. In this role, she led the Center in setting the strategy for global research and evaluation to both align with and anticipate clients’ needs regarding leadership and leadership development to address critical challenges and issues; identifying priorities for the Center’s portfolio and aligning resources and projects to accomplish those priorities; and ensuring that results of CCL’s research and evaluation are disseminated widely to inform leaders and organizations around the world. Emily serves as a researcher, consultant, speaker, author, and program designer.