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Create Effective Virtual Teams

Analyze the key challenges and unique opportunities inherent in designing and managing geographically dispersed teams.

 
 
Create Effective Virtual Teams
Create Effective Virtual Teams
PRLog - Jan. 8, 2013 - BARCELONA, Spain -- The prevalence of virtual teams has been one of the most relevant organizational trends in recent years. Enhanced communication and information technologies have allowed companies to reach new international markets and tap into previously inaccessible talent pools in search of streamlined production processes and lower development costs. However, managing a virtual team still presents technical and social challenges that do not arise in traditional work settings.

The program provides strategies to maximize a virtual team’s effectiveness by maintaining transparency in the communication process and minimizing the conflicts that frequently arise when integrating diverse geographical, organizational and social contexts.

Participants leave the program equipped with enriched decision-making capabilities and the ability to harness new ideas that will ultimately boost the organization’s competitiveness.

Presentation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yao0OGvhf8




PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Leveraging Diversity


Diversity is a given in virtual teams, especially when team members reflect different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Such diversity sometimes leads to misunderstandings and represents a source of tension and conflict. To ease the situation, managers and team members should have access to relevant training, tools and frameworks that help identify, decipher and manage the diversity inherent in virtual teams. Only then can managers tap into innovation and harness the team´s full potential.

Leadership Development

Geographical distances and cultural differences make managing virtual teams a much greater challenge than managing conventional ones. Discover new skills to confront these unique challenges and develop specific strategies to foster a climate of efficient collaboration.

Building Trust

A team’s success is highly dependent on the level of trust developed as it results on increased motivation, unity, loyalty and efficiency within the team.  Collocated teams benefit from face-to-face interactions that enhance trust. Learn how to employ mechanisms in virtual teams that create the right environment for trust to flourish and obtain the required results.

Fostering Effective Communication

Acquire the necessary skills to create effective communication across geographical, temporal, cultural and linguistic barriers. Address the team’s needs at both the team and individual level. Learn how to promote open and collaborative group discussions and capture the unique and innovative ideas that arise.
Discover which levers to use in order to enable efficient collaboration and motivate team members.

The Role of Technology in Virtual Teams

Capture the full potential of virtual teams like never before with the most up-to-date web and mobile technologies. Gain a thorough understanding of the existing and emerging tools to facilitate virtual collaboration. Discover how to approach implementation to ensure that the technology delivers maximum value to the team that takes it to the next level.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Places are limited and will be filled in strict order of registration. Application deadline in Barcelona: February 12th, 2013

More details: http://www.iese.edu/cvt

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