As a leader of a virtual team, it can often be up to you to train and develop your team. You may be put into a situation where you are unfamiliar with the members, and they do not know each other. This can present challenges, yet provide opportunities. As a leader, how do you minimize those barriers and turn those opportunities into reality? You can accomplish this through evaluating each individual virtual team member and developing a plan of action for productivity.
Leaders of a virtual team may have dotted line relationships with people, but are more likely to operate purely through influence. In virtual teams, individuals work on several teams and have to spread their time and attention accordingly. Global, regional or international teams face the additional complexities of cooperating and leading across cultures and time zones.
In this paper, you demonstrate your leadership skills and abilities and apply what you have learned from Modules 1-5.
For this assignment, you are a leader of a virtual team for a parent organization that is based in the United States and is in the travel and tourism industry. The team has been created to solve the problem of a lack in sales. The team goal is to develop a plan to increase sales by 25% within one years time. The team members are new to each other and only recognize names because of emails. Because the team members do not know each other and lack experience being on a virtual team, you must develop a plan to train the team to be effective as a virtual team. You need to have the team trained within 14 days of notification of being on the virtual team.
Your task is to develop a training plan for the newly created virtual team to be effective, which consists of the following members:
Josie an American citizen living in China
Aiko a Japanese citizen living in the United States
Henry an English citizen living in the United Kingdom
Paulo a Spanish citizen living in Spain
Yourself an American citizen living in the United States
Use the following to organize your training plan:
Provide your objectives for the training.
Clarify key topics and related concepts.
Once you have a general idea of what you need to cover (from item #2), draft a lesson outline. List all of the points that you need to cover, in the order in which you’ll cover them.
Plan presentation techniques.
How will you train the team?