Leading Remote Teams

Technological advances have led us to a point where not everybody needs to be sat at a desk in an office to be effective. Increasingly, teams may be ‘virtual’ – not physically in the same place at the same time. But they still need to operate as a cohesive team. Lack of physical contact can easily present challenges for communication, collaboration, group dynamics and much more besides. This collection will highlight some of these challenges and pinpoint ways of overcoming them, creating motivated, high-performing virtual teams.

It's more than just a course.

This is a learning journey.

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Excite

On-demand digital learning playlist

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Engage

Live session delivered virtually or in-person

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Supporting on-demand digital learning playlists | 30-minute follow up coaching session (optional extra for teams)

Learning Journey

For our learning journeys we use our proven excite, engage, embed method to ensure the learning experience is engaging and the learning is sustained. The full details of the programme are shown below.

Course Code: OV-MLR

  • half-day live session delivered virtually or in-person | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30-minute coaching session (optional extra for teams)

  • This is available for groups and teams

With an increase in dispersed, virtual and remote teams, managers face new challenges in working with their teams from a distance. This course is focused on building and sustaining high performance in a remote team setting.
You will learn some practical approaches to running virtual meetings, managing performance and communicating appropriately and effectively with your team. You will also explore the leadership behaviors that cultivate feelings of trust and unity and provide a strong foundation for effective collaboration.

Suitable for supervisors, team leaders and line managers who currently lead, or anticipate leading, a remote or dispersed team.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe what remote team members need and expect from leaders
  • Build unity and trust within and across your remote team
  • Use a combination of communication channels and methods to support effective team working
  • Plan and conduct effective virtual meetings
  • Manage the performance of your team using an output-based approach
  • Create and maintain motivation and team spirit within remote working environments
  • Defining the characteristics of effective remote teams
  • Identifying the behaviors, skills and qualities of successful remote team leaders
  • Nurturing team spirit and building trust
  • Understanding the emotional, psychological and physical requirements of remote workers
  • Identifying and overcoming the barriers to effective remote communication
  • Planning when, how and how often to communicate
  • Developing and implementing communication systems and processes using technology
  • Creating a supportive environment to motivate the remote team
  • Measuring and managing team and individual outputs

For groups & teams

Live session delivered virtually or in-person. Up to 15 people per programme.

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Bitesize Sessions

Available for delivery to groups and teams, our bite-size learning sessions are short bursts of knowledge covering the what, why, and how of a topic, and delivered at pace. Expert-led sessions can be delivered virtually, face-to-face, or you can choose a combination, and they can be run either standalone or up to three sessions in a day.

Managing Virtual Teams

Managing Virtual Teams

Course Code: VILT-MVT

  • 90-minute live session delivered virtually or in-person (Perfect for use as part of a blended learning programme)

  • This is available for groups and teams

  • Part of our Core Library

In this session you will explore the various challenges associated with working with and leading virtual teams, which are becoming more and more commonplace in the modern working environment. You will cover strategies for fostering team unity, communicating effectively, and motivating your virtual team. You will also consider the role of technology and how to select the right medium of communication for the message.

 

This short session is suitable for anyone in a management position who is responsible for monitoring and managing the performance of virtual teams.

By using a combination of interactive tools throughout the session, participants learn how to lead, motivate and use technology in the right way when working in the modern work environment.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define the features, benefits and challenges of a virtual team 
  • Describe strategies for fostering unity in a virtual team 
  • Evaluate tools for communicating with a virtual team 
  • Define best practice for leading a virtual team meeting 
  • Plan how to motivate virtual team members
     
  • Advantages of virtual teams
  • Challenges of virtual teams
  • Leading a Virtual Team
  • Using the three strategies: unity, communication and performance
  • Building team unity; building trust and sharing common purposes/goals
  • Overcoming communication challenges
  • Best practices for virtual meetings
  • Enhancing team performance through motivation, evaluation and feedback
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Online Learning

Our award-winning learning content library is expertly created, easy to consume, and visually engaging and it can be experienced through a range of modalities - Fluidbooks, videos, animations, podcasts, infographics, quizzes and more. Use our digital learning content to support on-demand or blended learning provision within your organisation. Hundreds of topics are available in multiple global languages.

Managing Virtual Teams

Managing Virtual Teams

Core content

  • Managing Virtual Teams Infographic
  • Managing Virtual Teams Fluidbook
  • Managing Virtual Teams Quiz
  • Managing Virtual Teams Animation
  • Managing Virtual Teams Thrive in Five
  • Can Remote Teams Be More Effective? Podcast
  • Managing Remote Teams Podcast
Managing Virtual Teams
See our engaging content in action

See our engaging content in action

Find out more about our learning content… we provide a range of formats and media types to support different learning styles, and time pressures and to keep the learning engaging. Find out more about the different modalities and view some examples…

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Build a customized program

Use our building blocks approach to create a customized program to suit your specific needs and context, at the pace you need. 
Talk to us about what you want to achieve.

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Choose the core blocks you want (from our content library)

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Consider what blocks you want to customize (to make it your own)

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Review any additional technology and support services we can help you with (to bring the truly bring the learning experience to life)

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We’ll create the optimum journey for your learners

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The building blocks menu of options

To help achieve the pace and agility you need, we encourage you to make use of what we already have (our core library) and make it your own. There’s no need to ‘recreate the wheel’ - build from what we have ‘ready to go’ and then customize what you need to.

Choose from across our range of 100+ core topic areas.

Online self-study:
  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Applying what you have learned - action learning prompts/exercises
  • All assets under a topic/collection
Live expert-led:
  • Pre-built team experience (learning journey)
  • Live workshops - virtual or in-person training (1 x half-day live session in a day; 2 x half-day live session in a day)
  • Bitesize (1 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 2 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 3 x 90-min bite-size session in a day)
  • Run-it-yourself
  • Coaching – per hour (Follow-up; Learning programme; Transitioning together; Team effectiveness; Career coaching; Leadership & executive; Skills performance coaching)
  • Group facilitation sessions (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day
  • Leadership lab session (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day)
  • Virtual delivery platform licence
Personalisation for live events:
  • Add your logo
  • Tailored
  • Branded
  • Fully customized
Bespoke content creation:
  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts with bespoke or your content
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Digital badges/certificates
  • Live expert-led bite-size or workshop session
Bespoke printed communication/learning assets:
  • Handouts
  • Z-cards
  • Zappar AR for Z-card
  • Action learning prompts/exercises
  • Bespoke Hub annual subscription fee (per user)
  • Hub implementation
  • Subscription (open) hub
  • Booker portal
  • Delivery – Virtual or in-person facilitator; virtual producer
  • Faculty management
  • Delegate management
  • Instructional design
  • Specialist instructional design
  • Learning journey curation
  • Logistics support
  • Project management
  • Customer success management
  • Branding & creative communication
  • Graphic design
  • Translations services
  • Proofing/QA
  • Data insights & engagement
  • Consultancy
  • Supplier management
  • Managed Learning Services
The building blocks menu of options

Our approach

Successful learning programs don’t just happen by accident: Our 4E learning journey model ensures maximum transformational power (and it’s informed by decades of adult learning best practices and proven real-life hybrid learning effectiveness).

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