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Virtual teams and working remotely

Posted by Katelind Hays on Dec 8, 2015 1:00:00 PM

The_Art_and_Science_of_Working_Remotely_12_1_2015BYTE Session Recap

On December 1st, guest speakers Amy Lins and Susan Hillebrandt gave an encore presentation of their wildly popular BYTE session, “The Art & Science of Working Remotely.” Attendees learned best practices, effective communication, and leveraging technology in remote employment situations.

This post will share new information Amy and Susan discussed about interviewing for remote positions, hiring virtual team members, and the pros and cons of this unique employment arrangement.

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Topics: Virtual Teams, BYTE

Virtually There: 10 Ways to Immediately Influence the Modern Learning Culture

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Dec 3, 2015 11:57:35 AM

As the workplace continues to evolve, and training approaches evolve to support it, at some point it will be hard to distinguish the difference between working and learning. And that’s a good thing.

10_Ways_to_influence_modern_learning_cultureWe’ve been hearing a lot about the modern classroom environment lately. And there is no doubt that modern learners have more options about where and how they learn. We also know that today’s workplace demands training be embedded in the workflow, with minimal disruption to the daily routine.

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Topics: Virtual Teams, Collaboration, Virtual Learners, Virtually There, Modern Learning

Video - The Art & Science of Being a Remote Manager

Posted by InSync Training on Nov 19, 2015 1:00:00 PM

The_Art__Science_of_Being_a_Remote_ManagerLeading a virtual team presents a unique set of challenges. Communicating effectively requires extra attention, and identifying personnel issues can be difficult for a remote manager. 

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Topics: Virtual Teams, Podcasts and Videos

Video - The Art & Science of Being A Remote Employee

Posted by InSync Training on Nov 10, 2015 1:00:00 AM

Virtual 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.

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Topics: Virtual Teams, Podcasts and Videos

Virtual Teams Are Here To Stay (No Matter What Yahoo Says)

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Aug 19, 2014 12:42:00 PM

How InSync Training Enables Its Virtual Workforce

If you are a regular follower of this blog, you probably know that our company, InSync Training, specializes in live online training. We work with clients all over the world to develop their live online training content, produce/facilitate their sessions and train their trainers to ensure their trainers are confident and prepared to handle the complete delivery of their synchronous training.

What you might not realize is that InSync Training is 100% virtual, with approximately 50 facilitators, producers, instructional designers, project managers, and other core staff all working remotely from home offices wherever they happen to be in the world. If we happen to be visiting a city where one of our staff lives, we make an effort to meet for a meal. Otherwise, we rarely, if ever, occupy the same spot on the space-time continuum.

And it makes sense. We believe in virtual training. We believe in virtual work.

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Topics: Virtual Work, Virtual Teams, The opinions expressed herein...

Training on the Edge: Training Context 2014-2019

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jun 9, 2014 1:00:00 PM

This is the second in a series of six posts exploring current issues facing training professionals and the upcoming trends in training for the next five years.

In this series we will examine what the current learning indicators show about the outlook for the modern workplace and the next five years, as well as four key trends associated with adapting training to the new context. As these trends play out, we need to consider how to implement a culture change in our training organizations and identify some of the challenges these changes will bring.

Earlier we discussed how four generations of workers interacting in the workplace at the same time can impact our training design. Now we need to understand the context in which our learners are working. 

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Topics: Virtual Teams, Trends