Leading and Motivating Dispersed Teams

McCombs School of Business

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McCombs School of Business

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About the course

Examine what it takes to successfully work with, and lead, distanced teams. Acquire critical skills leaders and members of a virtual team need for creating, maintaining and motivating successful virtual teams.

In the digital age, people are traveling less and meeting face-to-face less frequently with their fellow team members and leaders. Virtual teams are already a fact of the global marketplace as companies leverage global talent, and technology facilitates better communication. Acquire critical skills leaders and members of a virtual team need for creating, maintaining and motivating successful virtual teams. Effectively navigate the challenges and obstacles related to working virtually. Draw from recent research to identify a two-stage model of distance leadership. Develop a plan to more effectively work with and lead teams who don't share a physical space.

Managing People and Leading Teams

Equip yourself with the strategies and the management savvy to foster highly effective communication and collaboration.

Two-Day Concentrated Program

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and class runs 8:30 – 4:30 both days with a one-hour networking lunch included.

Austin, Texas

Enjoy proximity to the vibrancy of the campus and downtown Austin, and the innovative, business-friendly environment of the city.

Benefits

  • Learn why virtual teams are so important to organizations today and understand the dynamics
  • Discover tools for managing people from afar
  • Acquire strategies for communicating effectively with distanced team members
  • Work with the two-stage model of virtual leadership
  • Recognize your employees' development needs
  • Identify appropriate resources for employee development
  • Discuss what keeps valued employees from leaving when working from a distance
  • Know how to use the performance management process as a retention tool

Topics

  • Recognizing technical, interpersonal and cultural issues facing virtual team
  • Exploring factors for effective virtual teamwor
  • Examining best practices in leading local and global virtual team
  • Assessing perspectives, harnessing aptitudes, minimizing weaknesses, setting expectations and managing performance of diverse employees with limited contact
  • Benefits and drawbacks of dispersed working environment
  • Audio conferencing

Experts

John Daly

Dr. John Daly (Ph.D., Purdue University, 1977) is the Liddell Centennial Professor of Communication, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, TCB Professor of Management, and an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy. He has published more than one hundred articles and chapters in scholarly publicatio...

Deirdre Mendez

Associate Director of Cultural Programs, Center for International Business Education and Research McCombs School of Business PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, 1986 BA, Tulane University, 1981 (magna cum laude) Dr. Deirdre Mendez is a member of the faculty of the Department of Manag...

Sekou Bermiss

Biography Professor Bermiss received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY), and a M.S. and Ph.D in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His research centers around how value is socially constructed in orga...

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