Virtual Team High-Performance: 5 Skills for Succeeding Across Distance, Time, and Culture
Teams dispersed all over the globe have become the norm for business today. Even colleagues working down the street from each other are likely to spend the majority of their time communicating virtually. Virtual team members face cultural differences, language and accent barriers, technology issues, and demanding communication requirements. As organizations grow their global presence, their workforce will need enhanced, specific skills to make an effective transition to the virtual workspace. This highly interactive session highlights five key skills for creating high-performing global virtual teams.
Using examples from NASA’s moon landing success, we will explore the concepts of creating a virtual team culture, common pitfalls for dispersed teams, the role of cultural differences, meeting and e-mail etiquette, virtual team best practices, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to practice some of these skills in the session, and also walk away with practical tools they can use immediately.
- Analyze the success factors for high-performance virtual communication
- Create a framework for virtual team alignment
- Practice key skills for effective global virtual communication
- Formulate a plan for next steps