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Virtual Teamwork with International Business Partners (VTAC)


Course Overview

When you are working in international teams – whereby team members are globally spread – specific skills are requested to cope with this challenging task. You have to create a team atmosphere and deliver high-quality results despite not having face-to-face contact with your colleagues. To handle the variety of personalities within a team becomes even more complicated when its members come from different countries or cultural backgrounds. In this seminar, you will learn how to deal with these challenging tasks.

Who should attend

Anyone preparing to work or to lead as well as is heading or working in a virtual international team.

Course Objectives

You will be able to

  • work in a virtual team, while living in different countries and time zones
  • overcome long distances by applying specific communication and time management skills
  • apply ‘shared leadership'
  • take over team leading responsibilities in a virtual team
  • increase the motivation, communication and performance of your team
  • become aware of the importance of cultural difference such as attitudes to time, authority and information
  • help your team members to address and overcome culturally-based differences
  • assess your behavioral styles and thinking patterns in order to prevent conflict
  • provide solutions based on insights and cross-cultural adaptability
  • develop a virtual team culture.

Course Content

Introduction on virtual teams
  • The paradigm change: Working from the distance
  • Prerequisites and challenges for a virtual team
  • Team-assembling and -monitoring
Shared leadership
  • Roles and responsibilities in virtual teams
  • New team leader's function in a virtual team
  • Knowing about leadership styles
  • Team member's leadership skills and competencies
Toolbox: Virtual team
  • Preparing yourself for success
  • Optimizing self-management
  • Time management over different time zones
  • Work-life-balance
Communicating in virtual teams
  • Appropriate communication forms
  • Reliable communication culture from the distance
  • Giving and receiving objective feedback
  • Successful business meetings
Analyzing of individual and group dynamics
  • Developing self-awareness
  • Focus on team building
  • Achieving success in challenging situations
  • Handling conflicts constructively
Increasing team's performance
  • Identification of strengths and weaknesses
  • Motivational factors of virtual teams
  • Fostering the network
  • Building up high-performance teams
Working in culturally diverse teams
  • Developing intercultural sensitivity
  • Successful teamwork in international environments
  • Different thinking patterns and behavioral styles
  • The challenges of working virtually in intercultural teams
Establishing value orientation in virtual teams
  • Developing your mission and strategy
  • Creating win-win situation
  • Integrating of third parties
  • Promoting a unique team culture
Online Training

Dauer 2 Tage

Preis (exkl. MwSt.)
  • 1.440,– €
Classroom Training

Dauer 2 Tage

Preis (exkl. MwSt.)
  • Deutschland: 1.440,– €
  • Schweiz: 1.440,– €


Köln Kurssprache: Englisch
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