Leading virtual teams

Managers who remotely lead their teams in different locations face particular challenges. Virtual teamwork calls for significantly more communication than in traditional teams – and competent use of modern media. In addition, communication needs to suit the various cultures and styles of communication.

The training is aimed at management staff who want to improve their ability to work with virtual, international teams. Learn how to set clear rules for communication in order to effectively guide and coordinate your teams and confidently use different forms of media to lead them.

Overview of training content

  • Recognising and identifying the most important characteristics of international teams.
  • Building trust, motivation, feedback and conflict behaviour in virtual teams.
  • Adapting and expanding communication skills in a virtual context. 
  • Participation as a success factor
  • Development of an awareness of your role within the team
  • Preparation for challenges and problems in virtual teams
  • Deployment and use of techniques to measure and monitor your virtual team's performance
  • Leading international teams from a distance
    • The role of management
    • Approach to managing from a distance
    • Differences between line managers and project managers in decentralised management
    • Employee expectations of decentralised management
    • Particular features of the international context
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Collaboration in a team

Project-related work in day-to-day business is highly varied, and usually entails new experiences and tasks as well as contact with new colleagues. Misunderstandings and conflicts are not unusual in such groups and constellations. Differences in corporate culture come into play – whether it's in the attitude to work, the understanding of hierarchy or passing on information. The way in which everyone involved works, can vary significantly. Our training for collaboration within a team focuses on the causes of such conflicts, and offers you practical tools for dealing with cross-cultural work situations.


  • Valuing your colleagues
  • Target-oriented and efficient collaboration
  • Recognising strengths and potential and using these to best advantage
  • Creating an optimal working environment
  • Actively driving collaboration

Training content:

The contents of the training are very varied: The final content of the course will be agreed based on individual needs and the participants' requirements. The course content includes team development and the individual roles of employees within the team. How can you increase motivation and deal with objectors and blockers? 

  • Phases of team development
  • Types of teams and their strengths and weaknesses
  • Group dynamics and group processes
  • Identifying solutions
  • Communication and cooperation
  • Clear relationships within the team
  • Flexible role design
  • Clear goals
  • Particular requirements of building a team

Other programme content includes the basics of communication, general organisation and holding efficient meetings, active listening and designing feedback processes. Problematic situations such as subconscious or open discrimination on the part of team members, failure to stick to agreements or not implementing decisions – these are all issues that can have a major negative impact on team work. So it's all the more important to address critical situations such as these. During this course, our qualified trainers will give you various tips and suggestions for dealing with such problems in team work.

The diversity of team members means you also have to address intercultural issues in order to develop sensitivity and tolerance towards other people, as well as an awareness of your own culture.

This is a practice-based course, in particular because the participants bring their own case studies and situations they have experienced into the course with them.

Are you interested in team collaboration training? Simply get in touch with us!