Maximizing Teamwork in Virtual Teams

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Maximize the power of teamwork - even when the team members are worlds apart.

Globalization and advanced technology have propelled virtual teams (VTs) front and center in the workplace. While VTs offer many advantages, the fundamental challenge is how to create effective work relationships and develop trust across cultures without the benefit of face-to-face interaction.

Drawing from over twenty years of consulting and coaching global teams, as well as 150+ interviews with VT managers and members, Yael Zofi will share trends and conclusions about effective VTs with a special focus on cross cultural communications.
In this interactive session, participants will:

  • Learn sure fire techniques that are essential to successful team setup or to refreshing an existing virtual team.
  • Explore the four key VT challenges: Communication, Creating Trust and Accountability, Handling Misunderstandings, and Getting Deliverables Out the Door.

Yael Zofi is a consultant, speaker, author, and CEO of AIM Strategies®, Applied Innovative Management®, a human capital consulting firm focused on developing global leaders, managing virtual teams and facilitating cross cultural interactions. With 20+ years of consulting experience, she works with leaders and teams on transformational initiatives that improve their bottom line and enable stronger human connection in the workplace. Her clients include AT&T, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan Chase, CIGNA, General Electric, Nokia, Pfizer, Philips and Viacom.

Ms. Zofi authored three booklets on related management topics: Communicating Through a Global Lens; Work Your Network; TOPS Managing Up; and is currently getting ready to release her latest book book, A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams (summer 2011). She also published several papers, with the most recent ones on Innovation (Taking a Page from Thomas Edison, 2006), Virtual Teams (Bringing Reality to Your Virtual Team, 2007) and Managing Up (Decode Your Boss’s Management DNA, Jan. 2010). She has written a bi-monthly Column called “Your People” with Long Term Living Magazine and has been featured in, Business Week, Halogen Talent Management, All Business, Entrepreneur and

Prior to AIM Strategies®, Ms. Zofi was Global Vice President of Leadership Development with JP Morgan Chase. She also spent several years with Accenture (Change Management) and Price Waterhouse Coopers (Process Integration). Yael has served on the faculty of New York University (1995-2003) and currently teaches at NYU’s Organizational Behavior Program (Virtual Teams and Global Communications). Ms. Zofi holds a Business Management degree from Rutgers University , a Masters Degree in Organizational Development from Columbia University, and has done post-graduate work with AU/NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science.

June 7th, 2011 5:30 PM   through   8:00 PM
235 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017
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