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Certificate In Virtual Team Building and Management

£179.00 £10.95

There were an estimated one billion virtual workers in 2012, and the number is expected to continue climbing well into the future. With a global workforce you are provided with a cost effective and talented pool of employees to draw from. With a virtual team you are given a Follow the Sun production environment.

With a virtual team you have the normal issues of a localized team, with the additional challenges of distance and cultural differences. Virtual Team Building and Management will give you the knowledge to work with these challenges and succeed in a growing global workforce.

There were an estimated one billion virtual workers in 2012, and the number is expected to continue climbing well into the future. With a global workforce you are provided with a cost effective and talented pool of employees to draw from. With a virtual team you are given a Follow the Sun production environment.

With a virtual team you have the normal issues of a localized team, with the additional challenges of distance and cultural differences. Virtual Team Building and Management will give you the knowledge to work with these challenges and succeed in a growing global workforce.

Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course.

What’s Included?

Wiki_tick  Unlimited  lifetime access
Wiki_tick  Access anywhere, any time
Wiki_tick  Fast effective training, written and designed by industry experts
Wiki_tick  Track your progress with our Learning Management System
Wiki_tick  Unlimited support
Wiki_tick  Save money, time and travel costs
Wiki_tick  Learn at your own pace and leisure
Wiki_tick  Easier to retain knowledge and revise topics than traditional methods
Wiki_tick  Exam preparation quizzes, tests and mock exams to ensure that you are 100% ready

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Modules

Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course.

Module One – Getting Started

Module Two – Setting Up Your Virtual Team (Part 1)

Choose self-motivated people with initiative
Face to face meetings at first (Kick-off meeting)
Diversity will add value
Experienced with technology

Module Three – Setting up Your Virtual Team (Part 2)

Personality can count as much as skills
Rules of engagement
Setting up ground rules
Icebreakers and introductions

Module Four – Virtual Team Meetings

Scheduling will always be an issue
Have a clear objective and agenda
Solicit additional topics in advance
Discourage just being a status report

Module Five – Communication (Part 1)

Early and often
Rules of responsiveness
Face to face when possible
Choose the best tool

Module Six – Communication (Part 2)

Be honest and clear
Stay in constant contact
Don’t make assumptions
Set up email protocols

Module Seven – Building Trust

Trust your team and they will trust you
Beware of “us vs them” territorial issues
Share best practices
Create a sense of ownership

Module Eight – Cultural Issues

Respect and embrace differences
Be aware of different work styles
Know your team members cultural background

Module Nine – To Succeed with a Virtual Team

Set clear goals
Create standard operating procedures (SOP’s)
Build a team culture
Provide timely feedback

Module Ten – Dealing with Poor Team Players

Manage their results, not their activities
Be proactive, not reactive
Check in often
Remove them

Module Eleven – Choosing the Right Tools

Communication software
Collaboration and sharing tools
Prject management software
Use what works for you and your team

Module Twelve – Wrapping Up

System Requirements

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS:

OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)