Virtual collaboration

and
leading virtual teams

We make companies fit for the future!

More and more companies work in virtual teams. Whether across national borders or with home office models, collaboration over the internet is increasing.

But what seems to be so simple at first glance requires additional skills in terms of collaboration, leadership, team and cooperation. On this page you will find webinars and soon also e-learnings to all topics related to virtual collaboration.

We offer our support on all topics related to virtual collaboration.
Currently with webinars and soon also with e-learnings.

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We do not use any fixed webinar software, but follow the standard in your company.

How to hold effective online meetings!

60 minutes

handout incl.

This is toolindependent

  • Prepare online meetings
  • Conduct online meetings
    • Screen sharing options
    • VOIP challenges
    • Participant management
    • Chat function
    • Include presentations
    • White board
    • Record / save chat history
  • Basic rules for good online meetings / webinars
  • Dealing with technical problems
  • Outlook interactions

Online moderation tips & tricks

60 minutes

handout incl.

 

  • Differences between face-to-face meetings and online meetings / webinars
    • Basics of moderation / moderation cycle
    • Important rules for online meetings / webinars
  • Overview of moderator functions for online meetings / webinars with WebEx
  • Visualization: foils, whiteboard & Co.
  • Promote individual participation and interaction between participants
  • Activation of calm participants
  • Do “group work” in the virtual classroom
  • Kanban in the virtual meeting

Online training - how it works!

2 x 45 minutes

handout incl.

 

  • Overview of digital learning formats
  • What training content are online meetings suitable for?
  • Motivation of the training participants
  • Step model of online training groups
  • Preparation of the documents
  • Pre-teaching and post-teaching
  • Create learning paths
  • Group work
  • Moderation of online trainings
  • Record online trainings

Leading out of working from home

2 x 60 minutes

handout incl.

 

  • Trst and confidence – how both sides learn to rely on each other
  • from time control to goal control – controlling goals from a distance
  • Micro and macro management in leadership: dealing with freedom, control and creativity
  • Agree rules of the game and dealing with breaches of rules
  • Communication in leadership at a distance
  • productive meetings
  • Strengthen identification, team spirit and commitment in the “scattered” team
  • Timetable for leading decentralized teams (building trust, exchanging information, team success and qualities, managing failures constructively, solving conflicts on a task basis)

 

Online meetings - simply better with interactions

60 minutes

handout incl.

 

  • When do interactions make sense?
  • To what extent do interactions make sense?
  • Interactions: whiteboard, polls, polls, mentimeters, group work, questions
  • Interactions in a team meeting, retrospective, stand-up, training / knowledge transfer, marketing, sales
  • Tips & tricks for exciting online meetings

(Virtual) teams control with MS Teams and MS Planner

60 minutes

handout incl.

 

  • Functional overview of MS Teams
    • Teams, set up channels
    • Invite team members
    • Store files
    • Use the wiki function
  • Functional overview of MS Planner
    • Set up the Kanban board
    • Perform standups with the help of MS Planner
    • Dealing with different teams and channels
  • Tips & tricks for team control and collaboration

Basic functions of Webex

60 minutes

handout incl.

 

  • Set up a Webex meeting
  • Prepare Webex (e.g. documents, videos, audios etc.)
  • Run WEbex
    • Screen sharing options
    • VOIP challenges
    • Participant management
    • Chat function
    • Include presentations
    • White board
    • Record / save chat history
  • Basic rules for good online meetings / webinars
  • Dealing with technical problems
  • Outlook: interactions

Leading virtual teams

2 x 60 minutes

handout incl.

 

  • Basic definitions of virtual teams
  • Manager requirements:
    • Virtual leadership in contrast to traditional leadership behavior
    • The role of the virtual leader and what their team members need from them
    • Approaches to build trust in virtual and distant teams
    • Management tools in the virtual team
    • The need for a strong communication / technology competence
  • Team development
    • Create identification by distance – team development at a distance
    • Effects of distance, time and culture on team interactions
    • Dealing with the roles and responsibilities of the virtual team members for goal-oriented work
  • Technology competence of all team members
    • Choosing the best technology for the work you do
    • Techniques for creative problem solving and brainstorming
    • Outlook: proven techniques for effective and responsive conference calls / online meetings

Using agile tools in virtual teams

2 x 60 minutes

handout incl.

 

  • agile and virtual – advantage or disadvantage?
  • Tips, tricks & best practices around virtual
    • (Daily) standups
    • Sprint planning
    • Retrospectives
  • Visualize in virtual space
  • virtual red dot conversations

About us

We have extensive practical experience in the use of virtual communication and collaboration media. Solution Elements consciously works as a virtual team and we are always up to date with the latest digital learning and communication tools.

Alexandra Bruckschen

Alexandra Bruckschen

  • Experienced in leading
    international virtual project teams
  • Webcoach, eModerator
  • Scrum Master
Saskia Gießen

Saskia Gießen

  • MS Office specialist author and trainer
  • Expert for MS Teams,
    Planner & Sharepoint (i.a.)

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