About the course
Prepare your team to survive and thrive in “the new normal”
Members of mission-critical teams within a vast number of organizations must presently and for the foreseeable future interact virtually. Achieving sustained excellence in virtual teamwork is extremely challenging under the best of circumstances. However, organizations and the virtual teams within them are now confronted by situations increasingly characterized by extraordinary volatility, uncertainty, complexity, or ambiguity (also known as VUCA contexts). Within these environments—wherein teams are quite likely to experience multiple, major setbacks—continuous high-performance may appear improbable. We will explore how to build virtual teams that perform extraordinarily well on a continuous basis, rapidly rebounding from and even thriving in response to significant adversity.
Benefits of attending this online course
You will improve your skills to build, lead, or otherwise support a high-performing and resilient virtual team. This workshop covers concepts and principles you will find useful regardless of your team-related role.
This workshop will equip you with tools to:
- Craft an overarching framework that unifies and galvanizes team members.
- Identify and mitigate your team’s major, inherent vulnerabilities.
- Develop your team’s capabilities to (a) respond in-the-moment to significant adversity, and (b) subsequently learn and grow based on your team’s response to the adversity.
- Create and revise a team charter to continuously improve your high-performing virtual team.
Building High-Performing and Resilient Virtual Teams content overview
In advance of our class session, workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss the virtual teamwork breakdowns they have experienced or envision and share ideas about potential fixes for them. During our class session, we’ll explore what generally distinguishes effective from ineffective virtual teams. Regarding resilience, we’ll consider how you can (a) pinpoint your team’s primary vulnerabilities and address them in advance of experiencing adverse events and (b) set up your team to respond effectively to significant, unexpected adversities. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to create a preliminary charter for building or improving their virtual teams.
Education BCom UofTest (1997) PhD University of California, Irvine (1996) MBA University of California, Irvine (1991) BA University of California, Los Angeles (1984) Academic Expertise leadership organizational behavior Current Research Trust, justice, and foundations of learning and flexibi...
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