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Leading Virtual Teams: Increasing Engagement & Managing Performance
Tuesday 06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to engage diverse team members and how to effectively manage the performance of remote employees. 

Issues such as cultural differences, time zones and a breakdown in communication can negatively impact how virtual teams collaborate and perform. Leaders need to create high-performing teams that engage virtual employees, and build rapport across remote locations, while maintaining your organization's culture. This session will share insights that describe the advantages and challenges of leading in a flexible environment and the characteristics of high-performing virtual teams. Best practices and tips used by global leaders will be shared, including the how to leverage technology to improve collaboration and performance. At the end of this session you will  be able to:

  • List the strengths and challenges of leading a virtual team.
  • Describe how to manage performance in a virtual environment.
  • List the characteristics of a high-performing virtual team. 
  • Demonstrate five leadership behaviors required to increase team performance and engagement.
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Giselle Kovary, Managing partner,
N-gen People Performance, Inc.