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This course explores how globalization has made virtual teams the "new normal" and how this is changing organizational relationships in profound ways. As a business necessity, these teams are only likely to increase, but they present many unique challenges. When global virtual teams are less effective than they could be, it is like leaving money on the table. 

To fully leverage the diversity of functions, cultures, learning styles and other differences to spark innovation, global teams need enhanced communication techniques, inclusive leadership and purposeful approaches that enable full participation of all team members. You will learn to identify the need for a formal process to make these teams work and how to apply a model to address their own organizational needs.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore how virtual teams are increasing as a result of globalization and technology
  • Identify virtual team advantages and disadvantages
  • Identify what actions are most important when building a virtual team
  • Identify how to diagnose when virtual team problems exist and recognize how to address them
  • Discover how to adapt your own leadership approach and become a great virtual leader
Last updated/reviewed: June 5, 2021

8 Reviews (23 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
The course is interesting. The speaker is effective and gave useful insights on how to develop and gain positive ways in dealing with diversity and globalization.
Anonymous Author
A lot of good information and suggestions. It would help if the slides are updated. Some slides were not in sequence and some are missing.
Member's Profile
This training provided a good, high-level introduction to the three main areas of focus when managing a global virtual team.
Anonymous Author
The instructor was engaging an there are lots of useful information. I will refer back to this course in the future.
Member's Profile
A lot of common sense - not sure I learned much here despite the significant topic
Member's Profile
super course, great content; would highly recommend to those needing GPHR credits
Anonymous Author
This course was pretty good. I appreciate the attention to detail in the slides.
Anonymous Author
Good insights. Would love if extended to international in-sourcing.


Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  1:11Introduction to Success Across Borders: Leading Global Virtual Teams
Leading Global Virtual Team
  9:20What is a Global Virtual Team (GVT)
  11:29Benefits of Global Virtual Teams
  12:20Research onTeams, Inclusion & Innovation
  11:25Building Cultural Competence
  8:56People and Process
  5:27Technology and Talent
Continuous Play
  1:00:08Success Across Borders: Leading Global Virtual Teams
  PDFSlides: Success Across Borders: Leading Global Virtual Teams
  PDFSuccess Across Borders: Leading Global Virtual Teams Glossary/Index