Creating the Capacity for Thriving in a Virtual World
Let’s face it: Virtual teams face more obstacles than people who work face-to-face, especially when it comes to tackling tough issues. They have fewer opportunities to connect, no visual cues to validate understanding or assess agreement, and many times haven’t cultivated enough trust to be open and direct.
Virtual meetings are also tough to get right, especially when people assume that virtual meetings aren’t that different from face-to-face meetings. Since virtual meetings must be brief and focused to sustain attention, agendas have to be carefully calibrated, the right tools chosen for needed interaction, ground rules religiously enforced, and prework taken very seriously.
Whether you need help jumpstarting or restarting a virtual team, learning how to plan and run successful virtual meetings, or navigating cross-cultural differences, Guided Insights can help.
“I have always dreaded virtual meetings. You stimulated my thinking in unbelievable ways – virtual meetings can actually be worthwhile, productive, painless, and even fun!” – Principal of an international management consultancy
“Nancy really understands what virtual leadership skills are vital, and helps people quickly apply them in real-world situations.” – Beverly Winkler,Director Organization Effectiveness & Talent Development
“Thank you so much for the excellent workshops. Our staff experienced a very well facilitated in-person and virtual learning session. We all took away many valuable lessons and best practices”- Josel Bernardo Fritz, National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
“Nancy’s new book “Leading Virtual Teams: Overcoming Time and Distance to Achieve Exceptional Results” is quite possibly the most informative and practical step-by-step guide available today on leading virtual teams.” – Dave McKeon, Business Leadership and Career Coach
“Nancy is the expert on designing and facilitating virtual meetings and has led numerous seminars and workshops helping major corporations improve distant collaboration.” – June Langhoff, Editor, Network News for News Ways of Working
Here are a few of our most popular services. Please contact us to find out how we can help.
- Essential Skills for Leading High-Performing Virtual Teams and Exceptional Virtual Meetings - a day-long, on-site workshop plus virtual classroom session
- Bridging the Distance Virtual Classroom Series – customizable sessions to help strengthen virtual teams, improve quality of virtual meetings
- Guidance and Coaching for Successful Remote Team Building – consulting services
- Planning and Running Effective Team Meetings – consulting services
- Planning and running exceptional virtual meetings - downloadable tips booklet