Virtual Team Building and Management

Building and managing a team culture is essential to a healthy workforce – and in some cases, it might be as simple as organising a group event, or providing in-house facilities that encourage socialisation and sharing.

But what do you do when your team is working remotely? When some employees might be in Europe, others in the States; some working in an office, others at home alone? When the team in question is separated by geography, culture, language and time zones?

Then the challenge becomes even harder – but just as important to meet. By 2012 there were an estimated one billion virtual workers around the world – a figure that has undoubtedly increased since, and will continue to do so. Our work patterns are changing, and bringing benefits of reduced cost, higher productivity, and greater diversity within the workforce.

But those patterns also mean that it is more difficult to create a traditional team atmosphere – to provide an environment where colleagues can feel bonded, united in their goals, and work more effectively together. Managing staff who are based thousands of miles away, who you may never even have met, needs specific training and handling.

This is a modern conondrum – and Cegos UK’s Virtual Team Building and Management Workshop can help.

This course aims to provide the support that managers need to tackle the changing face of the global workforce – giving them the skills they need to build team spirit, deal with performance issues, manage problems, ensure the smooth running of projects, and basically unpick the same knots they would find in a normal, office-based team – but adjusted for the particular needs of virtual working.

By the end of the workshop, they will:

  • Know and understand the key factors in establishing a virtual team
  • Have learned how to hold effective meetings and group sessions
  • Have mastered effective ways to communicate with all team members
  • Be able to use tools that allow them to build trust and confidence within their team
  • Know how to handle performance issues
  • Understand the best ways to manage a virtual team through projects

If you think your virtual workforce, and those who manage them, could benefit from this course, please get in touch using the contact us button on the right.

What our clients say about us – RICS

As a leading global provider of e-learning content, with a real understanding of our business, Cegos were a natural choice of supplier to partner with to populate our in-house Learning Management System (LMS) and grow our online CPD offering.

Pierpaolo Franco

Global Director of Training Products, RICS

What our clients say about us – Total

At Cegos, we found all the skills necessary to design this bespoke training module. The Cegos team demonstrated strong engagement, professionalism and availability to make the project a complete success.

Patrick Antoine

Manager, Total Digital Academy

What our clients say about us – Nissan

We chose Cegos for its ability to provide guidance and support on aspects other than training expertise. This team of motivated, responsive professionals was able to satisfy our request for greater participant engagement and attentiveness, using a fun but effective approach to training.

Nadine Vienne

Section Manager Network Training and Sales Method, Nissan

What our clients say about us – Hutchinson

We decided to set up the Purchasing University to build our function's professional skills and develop a common set of standards and tools. We chose Cegos to be our partner in this initiative, which gives us the added advantage of being able to design new training modules to meet the demands of a fast-moving international market.

Pascale Garois

Hutchinson Group

What our clients say about us – Sun Chemical

Working in partnership with Cegos allowed us to bring about a real change in attitude to value selling across the group. The training they provided was a real eye-opener for many of the staff, and supported a company wide drive to build better long-term customer relationships.

Mark Frost

Commercial Director, Sun Chemical

What our clients say about us – Berendsen

We had already put in place LEAD Development Centres for our senior leader group, and it was very important to introduce Centres that would work for our large population of Plant Managers across Europe. Cegos have been excellent partners in helping us get the design right, and then in the delivery of lively, action learning based programmes. I have greatly enjoyed seeing our managers have ‘light bulb’ moments!

Chris Thrush

Berendsen Group Director, Human Resources