How to Develop and Implement a 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.
Recognition & Accreditation
These courses are internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by e-Courses4You are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. e-Courses4You is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.
What the course will teach you:
- Know the keys to establishing a virtual team
- Learn how to hold effective meetings and group sessions
- Learn effective ways to communicate with team members
- Use tools to build trust and confidence among employees
- Know how to handle poor performing employees
- Much more...
Units Of Study
Certificate In Virtual Team Building and Management
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
Module Eleven - Choosing the Right Tools
Collaboration and sharing tools
Prject management software
Use what works for you and your team
Module Twelve - Wrapping Up
With eCourses4You's e-learning system, certification has never been simpler! You can be starting your IT career or taking your current IT skills to the next level in just a few short weeks. Our award winning learning system gives you all of the benefits of a live class at just a fraction of the cost.
eCourses4You’s courses include:
Expert Instructor-Led Training
eCourses4You uses only the industry’s finest instructors in the IT industry. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.
Visual Demonstrations & Multimedia Presentations
Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. eCourses4You always focuses on real world scenarios and skill-set development.
Quizzes & Exam Simulators
eCourses4You’s custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding.
This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. eCourses4You Courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing center. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.
Social Learning & Networking
Flash Cards & Educational Games
Navigation & Controls
Minimum specifications for the computer are:
Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)