On October 8, 2008, 12PM-1PM EDT, I'm presenting "Leading Virtual Teams: Managing People at a Distance," sponsored by American Management Association, with whom I've been working on their new course on the same subject. And in the spirit of the subject, you don't have to move one inch to participate. Dial-in and play Stump-the-Jessica with your brilliant questions. Further to that spirit, I'm recording it tomorrow, then through the miracle of technology, will be online when it's presented taking those clever questions of yours as if it's all in "real." Here's the promotional copy:
Mastering the Fine Points of Managing Your
As travel costs skyrocket, virtual teams are becoming the standard way of doing business.
Leading a distributed team presents challenges that traditional management techniques can’t always solve. You need to learn new approaches to manage across functional and geographic boundaries and in many cases overcome obstacles of culture and language.
Success comes when you expand your current skills to build a collaborative work environment without benefit of face-to-face interaction. Learning to balance new social skills with technology proves to be the key.
This Webcast focuses on solutions to the unique issues you face when managing in a virtual workplace, whether it be multisite, multicountry, multitime-zone, or all of the above.
What You’ll Learn:
What does it mean to “lead at a distance” and what are the benefits of virtual teams?
For a full hour, we’ll explore these questions so that you’ll gain insights that can help you better grasp and manage the dynamics of your virtual team, including:
- Understanding the problems and opportunities of working in a virtual team
- Lessons learned from global organizations such as Volvo, Shell, and the US Army
- What you can do today to improve your virtual team leadership, including how to have good virtual meetings.
This program includes Q&A session — where we will address specific questions asked by members of the audience!
While attending the Webcast is FREE, reservations are required. Register Now! or call 1-877-566-9441.