Virtual Teams and Future of Work: Fortune 500 Leaders
- You need to trust virtual teams' best practices from Fortune 500 leaders and behavioral science-based findings over going with outdated advice stemming from pre-pandemic work arrangements to seize a competitive advantage in the hybrid and remote future of work
Your ability to master virtual teams best practices will determine whether you reach your business and career goals in the hybrid and remote future of work of our increasingly-disrupted post-COVID world.
Unfortunately, our intuitive leadership style is adapted to pre-pandemic work arrangements in the office, and is poorly suited to the hybrid and remote future of work. Our gut reactions on virtual teams best practices in the future of work can’t be trusted, as revealed by research in behavioral economics, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. So how do the leaders of Fortune 500 companies make the right calls on virtual teams best practices in the hybrid and remote future of work?
They follow evidence-based virtual teams best practices as revealed by such research. In this course, you will master techniques for gaining virtual teams skills by drawing on cutting-edge behavioral science and real-world best practices from Fortune 500 leaders. After taking this course, you will:
Master virtual teams best practices used by Fortune 500 leaders to seize competitive advantage for their bottom lines and careers in the future of work
Maximize productivity, engagement, retention, and morale in the hybrid and remote future of work through virtual teams best practices
Develop a plan with specific next steps to adapt for yourself the best practices used by Fortune 500 leaders for virtual teams skills
Discover how to lead collaboration and innovation most effectively through virtual teams best practices in the hybrid and remote future of work
Learn the dangerous judgment errors called cognitive biases that undermine successful leadership in the future of work and how Fortune 500 leaders defeat them
Feel truly confident about whether you mastered the best virtual teams best practices to make the right calls in the hybrid and remote future of work
Sounds too good to be true? These methods were successfully used by Aflac, Applied Materials, Entergy, Honda, Jones Lang LaSalle, IBM, Reckitt, Wells Fargo, and Xerox to dramatically improve the skills of their top executives, senior VPs, middle managers, and lower-level supervisors in leading telecommuting teams. I trained the leaders at these Fortune 500 companies, as well as at numerous middle-market companies and quickly-growing startups, on virtual teams best practices. More broadly, I served for over 20 years as the CEO of the boutique future-proofing consultancy Disaster Avoidance Experts. Below is a sample testimonial from a recent training.
Here’s a recent testimonial from Dan Rooney, Senior Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle, a company ranked #186 by Fortune, speaking about the impact of my training:
“Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to present to our Consulting team last week. The content was spot-on and provided a unique perspective into building culture, driving innovation and brainstorming across telecommuting and hybrid teams (among other things). I appreciate your willingness to partner leading up to the presentation to ensure the content was tailored for the audience – it made the discussion that much more impactful. I have received positive feedback from a number of team members and look forward to collaborating more in the future!”
Here's another recent testimonial by Susan Winchester, the Chief Human Resource Officer at Applied Materials, a Fortune 200 high-tech manufacturing company:
· “Hi, I'm Susan Winchester, and it's my delight and pleasure to tell you a little bit about our experience with Dr. Gleb. He had a big positive impact at Applied Materials. Our leaders and engineers love data-based, research-based insights, which is exactly what he brings. He hit it out of the park, and he used a team led process, which was incredibly engaging. He introduced us to a concept he created called asynchronous brainstorming. It was a process we used with hundreds and hundreds of leaders globally at the same time. We did this during our CEO kickoff session for our strategy work. In a very short amount of time, we were able to get great benefits. I also love the work he's doing to educate leaders around the power and positive benefits of hybrid and virtual working. And one of his techniques that I'm planning to use is what he calls “virtual coworking”, where you and as many coworkers as you'd like create a virtual meeting, no purpose or agenda, but rather just to be working with one another. I highly endorse Dr. Gleb's work with leadership teams.”
Besides such real-world, pragmatic expertise, I have a strong academic background as a behavioral scientist studying virtual teams, stakeholder engagement, and related fields. I spent 8 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, first getting a PhD in the History of Behavioral Science and then serving as a lecturer there. Then, I spent 7 years as a professor at the Ohio State University, where I published dozens of peer-reviewed articles on this topic in high-quality academic journals such as Behavior and Social Issues and Journal of Social and Political Psychology. Thus, this course is thoroughly informed by cutting-edge research.
This combination of business and science led to my expertise gaining global recognition. I published over 650 articles and gave over 550 interviews to prominent venues. They include Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Fox News, USA Today, CBS News, CNBC, Time, Business Insider, Government Executive, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Inc. Magazine, and Fortune.
Further attesting to my global renown, my work was translated into Chinese, German, Russian, Korean, Polish, Spanish, French and other languages.
That's what you can expect in this course: methods used successfully at even the biggest companies to seize competitive advantage, thoroughly informed by cutting-edge research, and featured in top media venues and best-selling books around the globe.
Course Content and Structure Overview
The course is self-paced, consisting of modules which the participants can complete any time they want.
For each module, participants in the course will first read book chapters from the textbook. Then, participants will answer questions in the book chapters. Each chapter has references for additional readings that participants are invited to check out for additional context on any concepts about which they wish to learn more.
Next, participants will watch the video for each segment, which uses case studies to apply the content of the readings to real-life scenarios.
After each video, the participants should journal for 20-30 minutes to answer the questions in the prompts.
This is an intermediate-level course: at least a year of real-world experience in a professional setting is required to appreciate the strategies and case studies outlined in the class.
I look forward to welcoming you into the world of evidence-based, science-driven techniques tested in the real world of many Fortune 500 companies and numerous middle-market companies and startups. To ensure that you master the secrets of Fortune 500 companies to help yourself seize competitive advantage in virtual teams best practices for the sake of your bottom line and your career, register now!
Who this course is for:
- This course is for current and aspiring leaders (executives, managers, supervisors, intrapreneurs, and entrepreneurs) who want to dramatically improve their virtual teams skills using Fortune 500 company best practices. They will get the most benefit from this course, as case studies and examples are best suited to their need to seize a competitive advantage in the hybrid and remote future of work.
"Master science-based best practices of Fortune 500 firms"
You are getting the benefit of my two decades of experience as a trainer and consultant for Fortune 500 executives, managers, and supervisors when you take my courses.
As the CEO of the training and consulting firm Disaster Avoidance Experts, I trained these leaders on my areas of expertise – cutting-edge behavioral science-based techniques in decision making, future proofing, and cognitive bias risk management in the future of work. and related fields. My clients include Fortune 500 firms such as Aflac, Applied Materials, Entergy, Honda, IBM, Jones Lang LaSalle, Reckitt, Wells Fargo, and Xerox; large nonprofits such as the World Wildlife Fund and The Columbus Foundation; government agencies such as the US Defense Health Agency and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; as well as numerous middle-market companies and quickly-growing startups. You can be confident that you are getting the training courses that these organizations paid me a lot of money to develop.
Besides these two decades of real-world experience, my expertise also comes from a deep research background as a behavioral scientist. I spent over 15 years in academia, first getting a PhD and teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then teaching for 7 years as a professor at Ohio State University, where I published numerous peer-reviewed academic publications. While there, I taught thousands of students online and in-person using the latest principles in the educational psychology of adult learning. My teaching combines Fortune 500 best practices with groundbreaking research findings and educational psychology methodologies.
My expertise has been widely recognized in over 650 articles I published and 550 interviews I gave to prominent venues. They include Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Fox News, USA Today, CBS News, CNBC, Time, Business Insider, Government Executive, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Inc. Magazine, and Fortune.
My expertise is globally renowned. My writing was translated into and published in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Danish, French, German, and other languages.
On a personal note, I live in Columbus, Ohio. In my free time, I enjoy tennis, gardening, and reading. I also make sure to spend abundant quality time with my wife to avoid my personal life turning into a disaster.
I hope to see you in my classes, and look forward to sharing the techniques used by executives, managers, and supervisors at Fortune 500 firms with you.