Virtual Leadership: Practical Tips to Build, Engage and Manage Remote Teams

On-Demand Schedule Sat, April 10, 2021 - Sat, April 17, 2021
Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW21C0345

The focus of this webinar is to help companies maximize their effectiveness in leading a remote and virtual workforce. These seven points will be covered:

  • Learn the seven mistakes leaders make when managing a remote workforce
  • Review five tips for switching to remote management: People and work issues
  • Do a reality check: The five advantages and three disadvantages of remote work
  • Examine the four-dimensional model of virtual leadership: purpose, people, link, time
  • Identify seven critical success factors to transform virtual workgroups into high-performance teams
  • Recognize and put into practice six simple, cost-effective ways to help your virtual workers feel more connected
  • Discover how to manage social isolation in the virtual workplace and deal with the out of sight out of mind challenge

Overview of the webinar

As the world enters uncharted territory in navigating the coronavirus pandemic, the global workforce is setting up shop to work from home. With the new emphasis on telecommuting comes a new reality: Individuals and teams need a strategy for thinking differently, communicating digitally, and ensuring everyone feels included and connected. 

Leading and working virtually does have its benefits and cost savings, but it also has its challenges. There are the people issues such as some workers participating more than others; difficulty in dealing with conflict; developing work routines, building, and maintaining trust. Then you add the technical frustrations such as connectivity glitches, security and firewall issues, and team members’ different expectations about comfort and use of technology.

To overcome these challenges, while taking advantage of the opportunities requires both flexibility and adaptability to strengthen remote collaboration, problem-solving and high performance.

This webinar will dive into this new mindset, skillset, and toolset needed for the project and team leaders as well as managers to navigate the new virtual landscape with greater effectiveness.

Who should attend?

  • CEO’s
  • COO’s
  • VP of Human Resources
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Directors
  • Project Managers
  • Operation  Managers and
  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • All people working remotely

Why should you attend?

In dealing with this new reality, many leaders and managers recycle the same guidelines and best practices they use for their co-located teams and hope for the best. That just does not work. Virtual workgroups and face-to-face workgroups are the proverbial 'apples and oranges. Leaders, who recognize this fact, are the ones whose teams and workgroups succeed.

Virtual leadership regularly fall victim to three pitfalls:
Lack of clear goals, direction, or priorities –
 Because it is tougher to communicate with your remote employees, it is often difficult to keep everyone focused on the same goals over time. 

Lack of clear roles– In working remotely, it is especially important for everyone to clearly understand their individual roles and how their work impacts others.

Lack of engagement – With working virtually, people can easily "check out" due to  a lack of dynamic face-to-face interaction and there are more distractions.

Also, research has shown that the leadership style of the manager has greater effects on the productivity of remote workgroups as compared to that on the traditional collocated teams. Therefore, leaders must shift their attention towards utilizing new tools and techniques to manage the unique challenges posed by a virtual and remote workforce.

Faculty - Ms.Marcia Zidle

Marcia Zidle is a board certified executive coach, business management consultant and keynote speaker, who helps entrepreneurial ventures; small to medium size enterprises and professional firms to leverage their leadership and human capital assets. 
She has 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in a variety of industries including health care, financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing, insurance, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, government and nonprofits. She brings an expertise in social and emotional intelligence; executive and team leadership; employee engagement and innovation;  personal and organizational change management.
Marcia is also the host of The Business Edge, a weekly internet radio show on the business channel of Voice America Media giving practical advice to CEO’s, company owners and executive teams that are planning or are in the midst of, ambitious growth and change.


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