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Many of us are now working and managing teams from home. Some of us will likely already be used to remote working, but others will be struggling to adapt.

Virtual teams have fewer opportunities to socialise. This can lead to feelings of isolation and disconnection, and it may even lead to team conflict and reduced productivity. To build rapport, improve communication, reduce feelings of isolation, and drive a sense of virtual community, managers should learn how to connect with their remote team members through team building exercises, and interact with them daily and weekly to share updated news.

This session will help your managers to understand the importance of virtual team building. Participants will learn how to choose and conduct virtual team building exercises virtually.

This is a standalone session that can also be taken as part of the programme Manage the New Norm – Your Route to Success.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of connecting with their remote team members
  • Identify ways to share good news and updates with their remote team members including furloughed staff
  • Master tips of choosing and setting virtual team building exercises
  • Recognise how to run virtual team building activities successfully

Please note that these outcomes are a guide only and the precise outcomes will vary with the delivery method and duration of the session.

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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

The learning solutions featured on our website can all stand on their own as high-quality and high-impact learning interventions for your team – however, they are at their best when delivered as part of a wider learning programme, helping you achieve your strategic imperatives and your people benefit from much deeper and expansive learning journeys. We work with you as consultants, collaborators and design partners to establish learning outcomes and create the perfect programme - below is an example of what your people’s learning journey might look like.


Overall scope of programme agreed with client
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
In-between work: on-the-job assignments
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Facilitated learning group sessions (group coaching)
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Programme closing session – a celebration of success
Continuous learning support, virtual or face-to-face

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