It’s obvious to anyone who had to manage a team, or work with others not in the same location, that it is more difficult to trust, understand, cooperate with and get things done when people aren’t face-to-face.

Thus, in order to be successful with Distant Teams – whether they be in the next room, down the street or across a ocean – we need extra-ordinary strategies.

Looking at the problems and potential solutions, this course also looks to High-Performance Teams (A Teams) and Finding and Retaining "A Players" to get our ideas as to how to make our distant teams more successful.

We explore a number of real-world examples of organizations and teams that work well as well as critical things to avoid.


Learning Objectives

Discover some of the problem people that look familiar to them, and will discover solutions to enabling these people to successfully integrate into the team.

Recognize what works and what doesn’t work with teams.

Identify what a team needs to do to assure the success.

Last updated/reviewed: August 8, 2023

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3 Reviews (28 ratings)


Anonymous Author
ArLyne's course was easy to follow and provided insightful information to help teams working further apart. The information provided was valuable information regardless of if you are in leadership or not.

Anonymous Author
Interesting ideas about how teams need to work together and the types of individuals who form the teams. I have seen in teams that I have been on in the past.

Anonymous Author
This course has a really great information. I work as a virtual employee and our team is all over United States.

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Finding Success with Teams Working Far Apart5:21
  The Problem4:53
  Solution Suggestions5:23
  Problem Players4:40
  A Teams10:40
  A Players14:15
  Putting it All Together3:30
  Finding Success with Teams Working Far Apart 48:45
  Slides: Finding Success with Teams Working Far ApartPDF
  Finding Success with Teams Working Far Apart Glossary/IndexPDF