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Optimizing Virtual Teamwork

Prior to COVID-19, estimates suggested that only ~16% of teams operated in a virtual format. The pandemic has forced a number of teams to quickly and efficiently move 100% online – and employees now face even more conflicts and challenges within the workplace environment. This abrupt shift means that organizations, teams, and individuals must rapidly learn new ways of communicating, collaborating, and connecting with one another. Our workshop will provide helpful tools and best practices -- based on up-to-the-minute research -- for virtual teams, including how to conduct effective meetings, presentations and evaluations.
After this class, you will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in virtual settings so that video, email, presentations, IMs, etc. are clear, courteous, and timely
  • Conduct an effective virtual meeting
  • Raise issues and discuss sensitive topics with colleagues using virtual communication tools
  • Assess and manage their virtual team member “reputation” so that blind spots and behaviors do not have unintended negative impact