Ten years ago there were few global virtual teams. Today it is rare for companies not to have teams dispersed across countries, cultures and time zones,colleagues who are expected to work together… while at the same time working apart. How should managers organise these globally dispersed teams? How can they build trust when their team members rarely come face to face? Which techniques bridge cultural, linguistic and geographical distances - not to mention time zones? When do cultural differences produce creativity rather than crossed wires? Above all, how can distance and diversity be turned into competitive advantages?
Managing Global Virtual Teams is a one-of-a-kind, action-based programme that will show you how to manage geographically dispersed and culturally diverse teams and achieve maximum impact. Through the use of simulations, frameworks, video-taped exercises, and group coaching you will develop the ability to design and manage a global team in a way that encourages collaboration, improves intra- team communication, builds cohesion and leverages your team’s cultural diversity.
- Explore the unique benefits that global teams can bring to international organisations when designed and managed effectively.
- Maximise the performance of your global virtual team by implementing strategies to increase collaboration, trust and team effectiveness.
- Create processes for overcoming barriers that often arise on global teams stemming from language and time differences.
- Benchmark individual leadership styles against preferences from around the world and learn to adapt your own style to successfully manage team members from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.