Managing a Virtual Workforce

Learning Path: Management Pro

Duration: 1 Day(s).

Course Overview

Virtual workers and teams are fundamental in today's workforce. Recent technologies enable to work from anywhere, at any time, using most any device. The benefits of virtual work spaces are enormous, but there are unique challenges. This workshop will teach managers and supervisors to orient employees to the virtual workplace, create telecommuting guidelines, build virtual teams, overcome cultural barriers, and leverage technology.

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Learning Objectives

  • Create a virtual workplace strategy
  • Develop, implement and maintain telecommuting
  • Build a virtual team and lead them to success
  • Plan and conduct virtual meetings
  • Use technology to support the virtual workplace
  • Overcome cultural barriers
  • Develop virtual leadership skills

Target Audience 
Managers and supervisors who manage the virtual workforce.


Course Calendar

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Course Outline

Unit One: Creating a Virtual Workplace Program
Defining Virtual Workers and Workplaces
Building a Virtual Workplace Strategy
Pre-Assignment Review
Setting up a Virtual Workforce
Managing Virtual Worker Performance
Unit Two: Enabling Technology Tips and Tricks
Choosing the Right Tools
Unit Three: Building Virtual Teams
The 5 Stages of Team Development
Choosing Team Members
Success Strategies
Unit Four: Leading Virtual Team Meetings
Choosing a Meeting Method
Details to Consider
Unit Five: Working with Cross-Cultural Teams
Unit Six: On Becoming a Virtual Leader

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