Dealing with Virtual Conflict
Learn how to build collaboration and eliminate conflict in remote teams
Format: Digital Downloads
Office conflict is an unavoidable workplace occurrence; regardless of location. But the unique characteristics of a virtual setting make the probability of conflict higher. Because when we take away the ability to physically interact with one another, we have to rely on technology to communicate. And communicating messages via technology takes away the personal connection humans thrive upon.
The results? Distrust, damaged relationships, decreased morale, and ultimately, increased turnover.
Why does this matter? Because each year, more organizations continue to embrace remote employees and teamwork – a quick email check will most likely confirm that the majority of those you work and interact with probably don’t sit in the next cubicle every day, if ever.
According to a recent online study from globalworkplaceanalytics.com, the U.S. remote workforce has increased to over 105% since 2005.
And while advances in technology and communication have not only made the virtual workplace easier and faster than ever, there are a multitude of unique challenges in managing remote teams.
If you’re tired of the miscommunication that often breaks down and destroys virtual teams, join us and learn specific tips and techniques to dissolve conflict and create collaboration among virtual teams.
You’ll learn the importance of developing a team rhythm, where trust and collaboration is established. With the methods you’ll discover during this program, you’ll learn how to cultivate an environment on your virtual team where everyone is on the same page, speaks the same team language and are masters at communicating with each other.
During this program, you’ll learn:
- Four identifying behaviors when conflict is present among your virtual team
- How to combat the “Us vs Them” mentality: eliminate tension between in-house employees and their virtual peers
- How trust is built (and destroyed) among virtual teams
- A systematic process for resolving conflict when it occurs
- Best practices for creating and maintaining trust on your virtual and hybrid team
Don’t let misunderstandings deconstruct your virtual team; make plans to join us for less frustration and more collaboration!
About the Presenter:Wayne Turmel
Co-founder and Product Line Manager
The Remote Leadership Institute
Wayne Turmel is the co- founder and Product Line Manager for the Remote Leadership Institute. For 20 years he’s been obsessed with helping managers communicate more effectively with their teams, bosses and customers. Wayne is the author of several books that demystify communicating through technology including Meet Like You Mean It- a Leader’s Guide to Painless & Productive Virtual Meetings, 10 Steps to Successful Virtual Presentations and 6 Weeks to a Great Webinar. His work appears frequently in Management-Issues.com.
Marshall Goldsmith calls him “one of the unique voices to listen to in the virtual workplace”. He works with organizations around the world to help people use technology to lead people and projects and build productive human connections in an increasingly remote and virtual work environment.ORDER NOW
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