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Managing the Virtual Workplace


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Managing the Virtual Workplace

Price: $ 59.95+GST

Virtual workers and virtual teams are an essential part of todays workforce. More than ever, people are using technology to work anywhere, anytime. There are benefits to todays virtual workplace, but there can be challenges, too. This course will teach managers and supervisors how to prepare employees for the virtual workplace, create telework programs, build virtual teams, leverage technology, and overcome cultural barriers.

This course will teach managers and supervisors how to prepare employees for the virtual workplace, create telework programs, build virtual teams, leverage technology, and overcome cultural barriers.

Table of Contents

1. Session One: Course Overview
Learning Objectives
Pre-Assignment
Pre-Course Assessment
2. Session Two: Defining the Virtual Workplace
Definitions
Advantages for Businesses
Advantages for Employees
Challenges
Activity
State of Remote Report 2019
3. Session Three: Creating Virtual Workplace Programs
Building a Virtual Workplace Strategy
Pre-Assignment Review
Characteristics of Great Virtual Teams
Setting up Employees for Telework, Part One
Setting up Employees for Telework, Part Two
Setting up Employees for Telework, Part Three
Staying on Top of Projects
Keeping in Touch
Making Connections
4. Session Four: Technology
Virtual Workplace Tools
Choosing the Right Tools
A Note about Internet and Data Access
Making it Work
5. Session Five: Building Virtual Teams
The Stages of Team Development
Stage One: Forming
Stage Two: Storming
Stage Three: Norming
Stage Four: Performing
Stage Five: Adjourning
Making Connections
Choosing the Virtual Team
Making the Best of an Assigned Team
Strategies for Success
6. Session Six: Virtual Leadership Strategies
Making Connections
Making Connections: Debrief
7. Session Seven: Leading Virtual Team Meetings
Scheduling and Conducting Team Meetings
Things to Consider
Setting Expectations
Choosing the Time and Place
Conducting the Meeting
Following Up
Test Driving
8. Session Eight: Working with CrossCultural Teams
Bridging Cultural Gaps
9. Personal Action Plan
Starting Point
Where I Want to Go
How I Will Get There
10. Course Summary
11. Recommended Reading List
12. Post-Course Assessment