Create Effective Virtual Teams

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Create Effective Virtual Teams

Barcelona, March 12-13, 2013


  • Leveraging Diversity

    Diversity is a given in virtual teams, especially when team members reflect different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Such diversity sometimes leads to misunderstandings and represents a source of tension and conflict. To ease this situation, managers and team members should have access to relevant training, tools and frameworks that help identify and decipher the diversity inherent in virtual teams. Only then can managers tap into innovation and talent pools and harness the team’s full potential.

  • Leadership Development

    Geographical distances and cultural differences make managing virtual teams a much greater challenge than managing conventional ones. Discover new skills to confront these unique challenges and develop specific strategies to foster a climate of efficient collaboration.

  • Building Trust 

    A team’s success is highly dependent on the level of trust developed as it results on increased motivation, unity, loyalty and efficiency within the team. Collocated teams benefit from face-toface interactions that enhance trust. Learn how to employ mechanisms in virtual teams that create the right environment for trust to flourish and to obtain the required results.  

  • Fostering Effective Communication 

    Acquire the necessary skills to create effective communication across geographical, temporal, cultural and linguistic barriers. Address the team’s needs at both the team and individual level. Learn how to promote open and collaborative group discussions and capture the unique and innovative ideas that arise. Discover which levers to use to enable efficient collaboration and motivate team members.  

  • The Role of Technology in Virtual Teams  

    Capture the full potential of virtual teams like never before with the most up-to-date web and mobile technologies. Gain a thorough understanding of existing and emerging tools to facilitate virtual collaboration. Discover how to approach implementation to ensure that the technology delivers maximum value to the team and takes it to the next level.  


The program makes use of a number of highly dynamic and interactive teaching methods, including role-play, group discussions, class lectures and the case study method.


IESE Business School
Executive Education