Virtual Collaboration

  • 6 Courses | 2h 9m 16s
  • 16 Books | 54h 8m
  • 5 Audiobooks | 20h 5m 31s
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Collaborating virtually requires behaviors, practices, and tools that facilitate efficient and effective collaboration among dispersed collaborators. As team members become more geographically dispersed, it is important to address the need for collaboration. Learn how to leverage your team's individual talents by creating a more cohesive work environment, no matter where your employees are.

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COURSES INCLUDED

Optimizing Virtual Collaboration
The 21st century has seen a broad shift in how people work. Increased globalization, remote work, and digital transformation have taken virtual collaboration technology from a novelty to an essential part of the job for much of the workforce. In this course you will explore the benefits of virtual collaboration and how it fits in to the current business environment. You'll learn about various collaboration technologies and how best to use them. You'll also learn to address challenges that may arise with making virtual collaboration key part of your organization.
5 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge
Building Customer Relationships in a Virtual Environment
When you're in a customer-facing role in a virtual or hybrid work environment and you can't interact with your customers in person, how can you establish rapport, build a relationship, and get them to trust you? In this course, you'll explore the skills and strategies to bridge the virtual divide and find meaningful ways to reach out to customers, strengthen existing customer ties, and build new ones. You'll learn how vital it is to make these human connections, and what personal qualities will enable that to happen. You'll discover how to meet your customers and really get to know them in a virtual environment, and how - and when - to use different communication channels most effectively to create real human connections. You'll also learn how to reach out effectively to create valuable touch points that customers will appreciate.
7 videos | 23m has Assessment available Badge
Establishing Effective Virtual Teams
Building and managing teams is enough of a challenge when everyone is in the same location. Collaboration when working on a team that's virtual requires even more commitment. In this course, you'll learn about teamwork and team leadership when working on a virtual team. You'll cover remote management and tactics for communication, assessment, and meetings for virtual teams.
8 videos | 23m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Facing Virtual Team Challenges
A virtual team can face the same difficulties as other teams, but remote teamwork also has unique challenges. In this course, you'll learn about tactics for managing teams that blend onsite and offsite members across time zones and geography. You'll be introduced to team leadership strategies for overcoming internal conflicts and handling collaboration and communication challenges. Finally, you'll learn how to evaluate and adapt your management style and approach to working on a team that is virtual.
7 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Exploring Virtual Collaboration
Goodbye e-mail and intranet portals; hello cloud-powered, integrated, collaborative platforms! Digital technology enables colleagues working on a team to connect and work together, no matter how remote their location. Quick, reliable communication enables and facilitates working together as people telecommute from home. In this course, you'll learn the benefits of virtual collaboration when working with others, best practices for its successful implementation, and how to choose the right collaboration technology. You'll also learn how to avoid common mistakes when rolling out virtual collaboration. And you'll explore the key steps for leading and being a part of a virtual team.
7 videos | 25m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Contributing as a Virtual Team Member
Companies often opt to create virtual teams in place of on-site teams. This allows employees to work from home or remote locations. However, if not managed appropriately, remote working may cause breakdowns in communication, collaboration, and teamwork. In this course, you'll learn how to develop the skills you need to show team leadership and be an effective member of a virtual team. You'll explore personal traits that are useful when working on a team remotely. You'll also learn strategies to stay connected with other team members, and ways to manage your time and overcome the challenges associated with managing teams remotely.
5 videos | 17m has Assessment available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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MIT Sloan Management Review on Virtual Collaboration
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how to work remotely--and make it work; employ, trust, and monitor a crowdsourced workforce you've never even met; and manage employees who expect the option to work from home.
book Duration 25m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on When Collaboration Fails and How to Fix It
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review leaders can diagnose team dysfunction by looking for six common patterns.
book Duration 20m book Authors By Inga Carboni, Rob Cross

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on In Search of the Collaboration Sweet Spot
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review discusses why it's not how often brands work together but how many work together that matters for customers.
book Duration 3m book Authors By Sam Maglio

Book Summary

The Successful Virtual Classroom: How To Design And Facilitate Interactive And Engaging Live Online Learning
The Successful Virtual Classroom provides detailed instruction on how to create a virtual classroom that's as engrossing as it is encouraging. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Darlene Christopher

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The Handbook of High Performance Virtual Teams: A Toolkit for Collaborating Across Boundaries
Containing an array of illustrative cases as well as practical tools for designing, implementing, and maintaining effective virtual work, this resource provides a framework for working collaboratively across boundaries of time, space, and culture.
book Duration 13h 12m book Authors By Jill Nemiro, Lori Bradley, Michael Beyerlein, Susan Beyerlein (eds)

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Working at a Distance: A Global Business Model for Virtual Team Collaboration
Organizations are implementing virtual teams using web technologies as a cost-effective measure for training and project development. This timely book provides a detailed, comprehensible virtual team business model for managers, professionals, teachers or students involved globally with such initiatives.
book Duration 2h 51m book Authors By Cassandra J. Smith

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Collaboration Tools for Project Managers: How to Choose, Get Started, and Collaborate with Technology
Showing project managers how to lay a solid foundation for virtual collaboration, this book provides the latest information, success stories, and an easy-to-follow guide to implementing online collaboration tools and helping to overcome obstacles.
book Duration 3h 28m book Authors By Elizabeth Harrin

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Trust in Virtual Teams
Providing a clear view of how virtual projects can succeed, this thoughtful and pragmatic guide explores how quality assurance compliments and promotes effective organizational design and project management to build solid trust relationships within virtual teams.
book Duration 3h 25m book Authors By Thomas P. Wise

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Where in the World is My Team?: Making A Success Of Your Virtual Global Workplace
Ideal for managers and those interested in succeeding in a global economy, this easy-to-follow guide introduces new technologies and focuses on the Key Performance Zones for global team collaboration with briefing report summaries to emphasize key points.
book Duration 3h 20m book Authors By Terence Brake

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The Connect Effect: Building Strong Personal, Professional, and Virtual Networks
Based on the author's twenty-plus years of experience running networks, as well as interviews with top executives, researchers, and thought leaders, this strategic guide will help you take a conscious, systematic approach to networking.
book Duration 2h 34m book Authors By Michael Dulworth

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Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best Out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams
With diverse case studies and examples, this essential guide discusses how leading a virtual team requires a new set of skills and a facilitative leadership approach, and provides practical strategies, tools and solutions for the key issues involved in managing at a distance.
book Duration 4h 24m book Authors By Penny Pullan

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Virtual Coach, Virtual Mentor
Providing a wide variety of perspectives on a rapidly growing phenomenon, this timely, significant book aims to encourage more practitioners and their clients and more organizations to experiment with using electronic media to enrich coaching and mentoring.
book Duration 4h 28m book Authors By David Clutterbuck, Zulfi Hussain (eds)

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The Five Roles of a Master Herder: A Revolutionary Model for Socially Intelligent Leadership
Exploring "the way of the horse," an experiential wisdom gained by studying the nonpredatory power of horses, this book adapts these horse-inspired insights into useful tools for developing collaborative leadership and managing change.
book Duration 3h 35m book Authors By Linda Kohanov

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The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules For Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees
Presenting an actionable framework for meeting today's toughest business disruptions head-on, this book guides you step-by-step through the process of recruiting top employees and building an engaged culture-one that will drive your company to long-term success.
book Duration 4h 42m book Authors By Jeanne C. Meister, Kevin Mulcahy

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The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere
What does it mean to "go to work" when you don't actually leave the house? This is the ultimate guide for remote workers who want to stay engaged as team members, maintain robust work relationships, and keep an eye on their long-term career goals.
book Duration 2h 58m book Authors By Kevin Eikenberry, Wayne Turmel

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Building and Managing High-Performance Distributed Teams: Navigating the Future of Work
Send your company confidently into a new age, one in which people, not buildings, are at its heart. This book will teach you the difference between distributed and remote teams and why "opening the net" is key for hiring the best talent.
book Duration 4h 13m book Authors By Alberto S. Silveira Jr.
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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

Audiobook Summary

Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best Out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams
Virtual Leadership explores the challenges associated with working remotely, and guides you on how to lead virtual teams. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 21m 3s audiobook Authors By Penny Pullan

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Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration
This audio edition reveals the keys to the kind of collaboration that allows teams to reach their full creative potential and maximize their results.
audiobook Duration 6h 45m 7s audiobook Authors By Leigh Thompson

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Uniting the Virtual Workforce: Transforming Leadership and Innovation in the Globally Integrated Enterprise
This audio edition shows businesses the definite costs to doing work in a virtual environment, offers proven methods for measuring these costs, and provides guidance on managing them.
audiobook Duration 4h 45m 46s audiobook Authors By Karen Sobel Lojeski, Richard R. Reilly

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Remote: Office Not Required
This audio edition thoroughly explores the "work from home" phenomenon, as well as explains the challenges and unexpected benefits.
audiobook Duration 3h 22m 44s audiobook Authors By David Heinemeier Hansson, Jason Fried

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The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere
This audio edition is for remote workers who want to stay engaged as team members, maintain robust work relationships, and keep an eye on their long-term career goals.
audiobook Duration 4h 50m 51s audiobook Authors By Kevin Eikenberry, Wayne Turmel
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