Visibility in Virtual Teams

The fastest way to improve communication in your team.
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

This is the first module in the VIRTUAL not Distant ® course, on leading and managing virtual teams.

Good communication is essential in virtual teams.

Without it, members feel isolated, work gets duplicated and nobody feels like going out of the way for anyone else.

When you're leading a virtual team, you can't rely on seeing what your team members are working on all day. But you can set up the processes and tools to strengthen communication.

Visibility is an aspect of communication that can easily be addressed in remote teams if you know:

  • How it affects motivation,
  • The best processes for your team and
  • What tools can help you.

In this course we address those three things through videos and pdfs. Your first task will be to answer 6 questions about your team, to help you identify the problem you're trying to solve. Your last task will be to write down some specific steps to help you apply the course material.

If you are working in a virtual team and don't want distance to be a barrier to great, productive teamwork, join us.

What are the requirements?

  • Some knowledge of management or experience in leading teams.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will improve communication in your team.
  • You will be able to pick the best technology to suit your virtual team.
  • You will be able to see how current team behaviour can affect motivation.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for those professionals who are currently working in a virtual team or a team with flexible work hours.
  • The course will be useful to team leaders and managers working with remote workers or who are remote themselves.
  • It should also be taken by those team members who want to improve their team's communication.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

A brief introduction of what we mean by "visibility" and the three different aspects we'll be covering on the course.

1 page

Before you look through the course materials, take a moment to reflect on how your current team is doing.

Section 2: The Impact of Visibility on Motivation
Self-Determination Theory of Motivation PDF
8 pages
Self-Determination Theory of Motivation - Audio
Section 3: Tools to Enhance Visibility in Your Team

Before you choose the shiniest, trendiest tool on the market, think about why you need to introduce a new tool into your communication process. This lecture will help you to break down the concepts that make up visibility and to choose a tool that suits your team best.

I Can See You... PDF
21 pages
Section 4: How Are You Getting On?
What is Visibility?
1 question
Any questions?
Section 5: Narrating Your Work
Ooops, Leila Machiavelli has hacked the course.

This video explains why narrating your work can help your team. I also show you how to use Trello (which can also be used as a project management tool) to help you communicate with your team about your work.


This lecture shows you another way in which you and your team can narrate your work.

Section 6: Thank You and Next Steps
What Next?
10 pages

We've covered Visibility in some detail, but of course there are other aspects of team communication and performance that you need to address. Here are some questions and thoughts to get you started.

Thank You and See You!

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Instructor Biography

Pilar Orti, Management and Leadership Training for Virtual Teams

Pilar helps virtual teams through her site Virtual, not Distant. She and her guests discuss the world of work and best practice in remote working in the 21st Century Work Life podcast.

Virtual, not Distant is part of Unusual Connections, a London-based company specialising in leadership and team development.

Pilar's professional experience is diverse: she's worked as a TV producer, corporate trainer, led an ensemble-led theatre company and is a qualified teacher.

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