InSync Training

Recording - Realities of Virtual Collaboration

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 9, 2017 6:34:22 PM

August 8, 2017

Instructor: Brenda Huettner

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No man is an island; we are all part of a larger community. Rapid advances in tools and technologies offer us a myriad of ways to communicate and collaborate with each other. When we spend all day at the keyboard, it’s easy to forget that we’re still working with humans who happen to be on their own keyboards. 

This session will review some of the current virtual collaboration tools available and suggest ways of using each most efficiently. We’ll also talk about how and when you can incorporate a more personal touch to your communications across the virtual landscape.

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Topics: Virtual Teams, InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings, Virtual Collaboration

Recording - Global Learning and Virtual Teams

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 26, 2017 1:03:25 PM

July 25, 2017

Instructors: Amy Lins and Munira Bangee

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Most of us work in some form of a virtual team these days. Does the old adage of “forming, storming, norming, and performing” still apply in the virtual team, or are new norms emerging? What are the benefits and pitfalls of being a virtual team member and a virtual team leader? What skills does a leader need to be successful? We will discuss how to build and maintain high performing virtual teams.

Additionally, we will take a look at how the virtual team changes when you become a multi-national or global team.

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Topics: Virtual Teams, InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings

Infographic - Trust: The Power Behind Virtual Teams

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 11, 2017 4:10:24 PM

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How do you honor cultural diversity and bridge distance to not only achieve excellence, but to inspire trust that frees people to collaborate quickly? 

Recently, guest BYTE speaker Mary Kingsley answered this question and provided some ideas on how to invest in your team relationships to get great results.

This infographic, based on Mary's recent BYTE session, Inspiring a Global Virtual Team, can help you to understand what is necessary to establish trust and discover the power behind virtual teams.

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Topics: Virtual Teams, Infographics and Tools

Recording - Inspiring a Global Virtual Team

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 11, 2017 4:06:11 PM

July 11, 2017

Instructor: Mary Kingsley

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How do you honor cultural diversity and bridge distance to not only achieve excellence, but to inspire trust that frees people to collaborate quickly? If you are prepared to invest in your team relationships and to be surprised at how much you learn, you will not only get great results, you will discover how your solutions work best in different cultures. 

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Topics: Virtual Teams, InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings

Recording - Global Virtual Teams: The Role of Talent Leaders

Posted by InSync Training on Mar 8, 2016 2:52:43 PM

March 8, 2016

Instructor: Marjorie Derven

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Working on virtual teams, where all or some team members are geographically dispersed during their careers, is rapidly becoming the “new normal.” Globalization, matrix structures, flexible work arrangements, and contingent workforces contribute to this trend. The stakes are high for such teams to be successful, but teamwork challenges are magnified as a consequence of distance, cultural diversity and communication barriers.

Talent development leaders can play a key role in maximizing the effectiveness of these teams by enlisting senior management support, deploying a change management approach, and removing barriers to high performance. 

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Topics: Virtual Teams, InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings

Recording - The Art and Science of Working Remotely

Posted by InSync Training on Dec 1, 2015 5:40:39 PM

December 1, 2015

Instructors: Susan Hillebrandt and Amy Lins

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Are we more productive in the office, or out of the office?

According to a new uSamp survey of 1,000 Americans, 65 percent of companies allow remote work, and an even higher percentage of big companies take advantage of home and virtual offices. (Read more here.)

How is all this remote work working?

Join us for a discussion of how to make working remotely successful. Our panelists worked together remotely, and will take some time to share their experiences along with lessons learned and tips for success. 

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Topics: Virtual Work, Virtual Teams, InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings

Video - The Art & Science of Being a Remote Manager

Posted by InSync Training on Oct 30, 2015 1:09:35 PM

The_Art__Science_of_Being_a_Remote_Manager.jpgLeading a virtual team presents a unique set of challenges. Communicating effectively requires extra attention, and identifying personnel issues can be difficult.

Presenters Amy Lins and Susan Hillebrandt, learning professionals with extensive experience managing remote teams, share their advice with those in virtual leadership positions.

Based on their popular BYTE session, The Art & Science of Working Remotely, this video can help you identify ways to adjust your management style to fit the requirements of dispersed teams. 

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Topics: Virtual Teams, Podcasts and Videos

Video - The Art & Science of Being a Remote Employee

Posted by InSync Training on Oct 30, 2015 12:19:46 PM

The_Art_and_Science_of_Being_a_Remote_EmployeeVirtual team members must possess a specialized set of skills in order to be successful on the job. Additionally, they need to create their own work space and complete their daily tasks while separated from their coworkers.

Managing these issues can feel overwhelming. To eliminate confusion, Susan Hillebrandt and Amy Lins provide solutions to these challenges in this short video based on their BYTE session, The Art & Science of Working Remotely

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Topics: Virtual Teams, Podcasts and Videos

Whitepaper - Creating and Leading a Wildly Successful Virtual Team

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 19, 2014 11:47:00 AM

This paper is a case study based on a highly successful virtual team: ours!

The team here at InSync Training grew organically and created its own best practices as we grew because it was the right thing to do for our customers. Our team is proud of the way we work - and that we have the most functional working relationships most of us have ever experienced. I am proud to share this story with you.

InSync Training launched as a virtual company in 2000. We've learned a lot since then and our success shows what a virtual team can do. The fact is, a virtual team can be very effective if the correct conditions are created and maintained. Creating the correct conditions is simply a matter of bringing together the right personalities, making sure they have the correct tools, and then leading that team effectively.

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Topics: Virtual Work, Virtual Teams, Whitepapers and eBooks