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Managing the Virtual Workplace

  • Length 1 day
  • Price  NZD 430 exc GST
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Why study this course

Virtual workers and virtual teams are an essential part of today’s workforce. More than ever, people are using technology to work anywhere, anytime.

There are big benefits to today’s virtual workplace, but there can be big challenges, too. This one-day course will teach managers, supervisors and team leaders how to prepare employees for the virtual workplace, create telework programs, build virtual teams, leverage technology, and overcome cultural barriers.

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What you’ll learn

This one-day workshop will teach participants how to:

  • Create a virtual workplace strategy

  • Develop, implement, and maintain telecommuting programs

  • Build a virtual team and lead them to success

  • Plan and lead virtual meetings

  • Use technology to support a virtual workplace

  • Overcome cultural barriers when leading virtual teams

  • Develop their virtual leadership skills

Lumify at Lumify Work

Lumify Work is the leading information and communications technology training provider in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. In collaboration with our partners, our team designed and curated courses and masterclasses to enable people with skills in consulting, vendor management, IT Service Management (ITSM), and more.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for managers or leaders who lead a remote/virtual workforce, whether the entire team or a percentage of them is currently remote, or you are planning on moving to a remote/virtual workforce.

Course subjects

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Defining the Virtual Workplace

Session Three: Creating Virtual Workplace Programs

  • Building a Virtual Workplace Strategy

  • Pre-Assignment Review

  • Setting up Employees for Telework

  • Managing Performance

  • Making Connections

Session Four: Technology Tips and Tricks

  • The Latest and Greatest

  • Choosing the Right Tools

Session Five: Building Virtual Teams

  • The Stages of Team Development

  • Making Connections

  • Choosing the Virtual Team

  • Strategies for Success

Session Six: Leading Virtual Team Meetings

  • Scheduling and Conducting Team Meetings

  • Test Driving

Session Seven: Working with Cross-Cultural Teams

Session Eight: Virtual Leadership Strategies

  • Making Connections

  • Debrief

  • Personal Action Plan


This course assumes that the user understands the basics of using a Windows-based computer. Students should be comfortable using the keyboard, mouse, and Start menu. Understanding and experience using a web browser is an asset, but not required.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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