Virtual Solutions

Being successful in the virtual work world is a lot more than plugging in your laptop at home.  Human beings are not wired nor raised to communicate virtually.  We are so dependent on recognizing visual and audio cues that without them, our minds don't engage well.  Our verbal skills have been developed to help us succeed in the face-to-face world.  The virtual world demands different skills, different work rules.

Work from home (WFH) challenges are significant:

  • Communication: How, how much, when, with who?

  • Relationships

  • Trust

  • Accountability

  • Problem solving

  • Handling conflict

WFH employees sometimes feel isolated and disconnected, maybe invisible, and uncomfortably vulnerable to forces they cannot understand.  And possibly worst of all, many WFH people see their work and even themselves as underappreciated.  Others just cannot experience what they must go through to get things done.

To help you and your teams thrive in a virtual work environment, we've created a suite of virtual productivity workshops which we will customize for your company. These are not webinars. Our virtual productivity skill building workshops provide a forum for you and your colleagues to grow together, face to face, while learning skills necessary to succeed when not working in the same environment.

Check out these workshops and let us know which ones you'd like to experience.

ALL MEETING LEADERS & PARTICIPANTS

:55

$495 for up to 10 participants

Harvard Business Review surveyed 182 senior managers in a range of industries:  65% said meetings keep them from completing their own work, 71% said meetings are unproductive and inefficient.

 

This interactive workshop provides immediately useful tips and techniques to reduce wasted time and improve engagement and productivity in virtual meetings.


Participants will learn to:

  • Structure virtual meetings for success

  • Utilize meeting roles to maximize productivity

  • Use meeting technology to improve engagement

  • Plan for interaction and encourage discussion

  • Gain commitment to and identify accountability for decisions and action items

INTACT WORK GROUPS

2:00

$1,995 for up to 15 participants

$85/participant for DISC Behavioral Style Profile

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Book

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the lifeblood of team success – in every environment. According to research by Gallup, teams that know and appreciate one another’s strengths outperform those that don’t. In this customized, interactive virtual workshop, intact work groups will use two trusted tools -- DISC Behavioral Style and StrengthsFinder 2.0 -- to determine how to optimize productivity and strengthen team EQ.


Participants will learn to:

  • Identify, appreciate and adapt to other's communication styles

  • Experience how EQ impacts successful teamwork and what skills and practices are needed to enable EQ to grow and help the team

  • Learn about team member's strengths and identify how to leverage those for group productivity

  • Determine methods for supporting one another in good times and bad

INTACT WORK GROUPS

2:00

$1,995

Facilitating successful group problem solving and decision making sessions is difficult in person. Facilitating groups through the processes involved in a virtual work world requires extra skill to ensure good, fact-based decisions are made. In this customized, interactive virtual workshop, intact work groups will learn how to overcome typical barriers and discover a process to make virtual problem solving efficient and effective.


Participants will learn to:

  • Gain agreement on the meta decision

  • Utilize a five part model that expedites decisions that stick

  • Learn how to frame problems appropriately

  • Determine how to identify alternatives and use a decision matrix to choose an optimal solution

ALL WFH EMPLOYEES

:55

$495 for up to 15 participants

The pandemic has quickly changed organization and customer expectations.  All sorts of new stresses have challenged our proven ways of getting things done. Resilience is the ability to bend but not break under pressure. It is the ability to continue to function under stress and bounce back from adversity.  It is a mindset needed to succeed, and the skillset that will help you keep your cool when everyone around you is losing theirs. This customized online workshop provides tools and techniques to help virtual workers navigate and even thrive during times of change.


Participants will learn to:

  • Identify and learn techniques for handling personal tendencies that emerge during difficult or stressful times that hinder productivity

  • Learn the components of resilience and how to strengthen them

  • Understand how to harness your sources of power when feeling out of control

INTACT WORK GROUPS

Two 2:00 sessions

$4,995

*Includes instructor access for coaching for 30 days

You used to do training in person. And now the world is mostly virtual. The challenges with virtual training are many: difficulty in engaging remote learners, it’s hard to read body language, customers have trouble using conferencing tools, building relationships is tough, you sometimes feel like you’re talking to an empty room, video conferencing tools seem awkward…and many more!


Participants will learn to:

  • Design a virtual workshop that will achieve specific learning objectives

  • How to design for engagement to ensure knowledge transfer

  • Learn preparation essentials including getting audience insights, training structure, creating a realistic facilitation guide and more

  • How to optimize workshop structure and flow 

  • Utilize video conferencing tools to facilitate learning

  • Facilitate competently, confidently and professionally

  • Build personal and company credibility and strengthen customer relationships

INTACT WORK GROUPS

:55

$495 for up to 15 participants

$85/participant for DISC Behavioral Style Profile

Online communications are vastly different from face-to-face.  It isn’t how we learned to communicate and despite our best intentions, it isn’t anything natural.  So, we need to unlearn what we think we know and learn the skills that work in the virtual world. This interactive virtual workshop is designed to help intact work groups understand how to effectively communicate in the virtual work world.


Participants will learn to:

  • Understand their natural and adapted communication styles

  • Read others' styles

  • Learn communication adaption techniques

  • Determine channels of communication that are ideal for everyone in different scenarios

MANAGERS OF VIRTUAL TEAMS

:55

$495 for up to 15 participants

Gallup meta-analytics have found four universal needs that followers have of leaders: Trust, Compassion, Stability and Hope. These needs are amplified during times of uncertainty. But how do you focus on these when working in a virtual environment? We can help. This interactive virtual workshop is designed for managers of virtual teams.


Participants will learn to:

  • Adapt skills and preferences to help virtual teams develop

  • Establish clear objectives with specific deliverables

  • Identify optimal communication channels and expectations

  • Plan for mutual accountability

ALL WFH EMPLOYEES

:55

$495 for up to 10 participants

Work-life balance was tough before there was work from home (WFH). Now it’s a major challenge. This interactive virtual workshop is designed for WFH employees.


Participants will learn to:

  • Identify and tap into personal motivators

  • Identify and eliminate stress triggers

  • Take control of your world

  • Get physical

  • Get personal

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