Managing the Virtual Workplace

 1 Day
Delivery Methods
 VILT    Private Group

Mobile workers account for nearly three quarters of the workforce in the United States. Attendees will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives. This session will provide a list of elements to include in a virtual workplace strategy. Setting employees up for telework and tips for managing performance will also be covered. Participants will consider what tools they can incorporate into their virtual workplace program. Participants will learn about Tuckman and Jensen’s five stages of team development and how to apply leadership techniques. To begin the course, participants will learn some terms related to the virtual workplace. Participants will also explore some advantages and disadvantages that the virtual workplace can have. This session will give participants some guidelines for scheduling and conducting team meetings.


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Who Should Attend

All current and potential managers working virtually and leading any kind of virtual team of employees.

Course Objectives

    Topics include building a virtual workplace strategy, managing virtual employees, building virtual teams, using technology, leading virtual meetings, and overcoming cultural barriers.


1 - Defining the Virtual Workplace
2 - Creating Virtual Workplace Programs
  • Building a Virtual Workplace Strategy
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Develop, implement, and maintain telecommuting programs
  • Managing Performance
  • Making Connections
3 - Technology Tips and Tricks
  • Use technology to support a virtual workplace
  • Choosing the Right Tools
4 - Session Five: Building Virtual Teams
  • The Stages of Team Development
  • Making Connections
  • Choosing the Virtual Team
  • Strategies for Success
5 - Leading Virtual Team Meetings
  • Plan and lead virtual meetings
  • Build a virtual team and lead them to success
  • Scheduling and Conducting Team Meetings
  • Test Driving
6 - Working with Cross-Cultural Teams
  • Overcome cultural barriers when leading virtual teams
7 - Virtual Leadership Strategies
  • Develop virtual leadership skills
  • Making Connections
8 - Debrief
9 - Recommended Reading List
10 - Post-Course Assessment
11 - Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys
12 - Personal Action Plan

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