Remote Relationships: Teambuilding Techniques That Build Rapport and Collaboration with Remote Teammates
FORMAT: Digital Download
Working remotely is quickly becoming an industry standard, as recent Gallup studies reveal that the percentage of U.S. workers who have worked remotely (at least one day a month from home) has increased to 300% over the past 20 years.
And while there is little doubt to the perks and advantages in working remotely, managing employees who don’t report to the office also comes with a set of unique challenges.
Remote teams may find it more difficult to establish rapport and trust without the daily personal interactions that employees in the office environment encounter. The differences and variety in hardware platforms and communication tools make decision-making and collaboration challenging. In addition to these interpersonal barriers, virtual teams must learn to manage different time zones and languages, cultural expectations and more!
So how do you develop strong teams and build rapport and collaboration when your team doesn’t share office space?
In this program, Wayne Turmel, the co-founder of The Remote Leadership Institute, will teach you actionable strategies to create trust and strong relationships in your virtual team. Pulling from 20 years of experience educating organizations around the world, Wayne will show you unique and effective techniques and tips that lead to successful teamwork and communication no matter where your team members are located. You’ll also learn how to overcome common workplace issues that often create disharmony amongst your team.
In this program you’ll also learn:
- Why teambuilding is essential for virtual teams
- Common barriers to building good working relationships
- How to build trust on a remote or hybrid team
- How technology can either help or hinder remote teams
- Best practices and tips from real-world teams for building positive relationships and successful communication
As the business world we lead in continues to change, managing a remote/hybrid team effectively is now a core competency for succeeding in the 21st Century. Join us for this powerful program and learn how to build strong relationships in remote teams!
About the Presenter:
Co-Founder and Product Line Manager
Wayne Turmel is a co-founder of the Remote Leadership Institute. He has spent the last twenty years or more obsessed by how people communicate at work. His work has helped organizations on four continents develop the communication skills needed to lead people, projects, and teams and to make the adjustment to remote working and virtual teams.
Besides The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership from Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Wayne is the author of nine books, including ASTD’s 10 Steps to Successful Virtual Presentations and Meet Like You Mean It: A Leader’s Guide to Painless and Productive Virtual Meetings. He has also contributed to almost a dozen other books. His groundbreaking podcast, The Cranky Middle Manager Show, was one of the first leadership podcasts to be included in the list of 50 Top Influential HR Blogs by BNET. His clients include the American Red Cross, Schneider Electric, Dell, and several departments of the United States and Canadian governments.
Marshall Goldsmith has called Wayne “one of the truly unique voices in leadership.”