Superpowers to Excel as a Virtual Team Professional

Superpowers to Excel as a Virtual Team Professional

By developing your superpowers as a virtual team professional (VTP), you can set yourself apart and gain an advantage in your workplace. This course will teach you the definition of remote work, how/when to negotiate for resources, the importance of having a network and how to use technology effectively to stay visible to your team even though you aren’t in the room. This program includes the course intro, 10 content modules and the course summary. Total estimated time to complete this program: 90 minutes

Lessons

Superpowers; Lesson #1: What is Virtual Work?

Length: 12 minutesAuthor: Mari Anne Snow

Recognize you are remote professional. Telecommuting has been on the rise and remote workers are growing exponentially today. Technology platforms, infrastructure and devices are affordable to so many to be able to work remotely, from anywhere….

Superpowers; Lesson #2: Taking Control of Your Own Career

Length: 19 minutesAuthor: Mari Anne Snow

Virtual team professional opportunities are now blossoming and expanding in all market segments around the world. Taking initiative is going to be up to you. Structure and discipline yourself and elevate your skill set to achieve high productive and maintain high visibility with colleagues and bosses. Where do you work? Create a productive and comfortable working space…

Superpowers; Lesson #3: Do Things with Purpose

Length: 7 minutesAuthor: Mari Anne Snow

Adopt a deliberate mindset how you approach your daily tasks and interactions with others. Actions you present to colleagues and co-workers as well as bosses and contractors, will go a long way in establishing you as a person they can trust. Learn to recognize…

Superpowers; Lesson #4: Developing Your Ability to Negotiate

Length: 10 minutesAuthor: Mari Anne Snow

Self-advocate. Make sure you have the resources you need. Negotiating up front as a virtual team professional is critical in your success long-term. The earlier you can have an honest conversation on the basics the better – having access to folks you need, having the technology support and equipment you need, travel budgets and professional…

Superpowers; Lesson #5: Building Trust over Distance

Length: 16 minutesAuthor: Mari Anne Snow

If you want to talk about one thing that will make you or break you as a virtual team professional, trust is at the top of the list. Always show respect and follow through with what you have said and agreed to do. It goes a long way in building trust with colleagues. Also don’t be afraid to acknowledge…

Superpowers; Lesson #7: Using Technology to Stay Connected

Length: 10 minutesAuthor: Mari Anne Snow

Understand the dynamic that exists in a virtual team environment. We live in a multi-channel world, driven by devices as well as software platforms and applications that are accessible to everyone in your network. Use the channel that is best suited to your audience, tasks and context…

Superpowers; Lesson #9: Staying Visible

Length: 8 minutesAuthor: Mari Anne Snow

How do you elevate yourself and keep visible? Strategically leverage your “office” contacts and have your voice heard in your network. Maintaining contact and being on people’s schedules drives a key role for colleagues remembering you even exist. If you continue to be a useful person to your network, they will automatically think…

Superpowers; Lesson #10: Maintaining Good Records

Length: 8 minutesAuthor: Mari Anne Snow

Attention to detail and keeping good records provides an advantage for you. Precision on your part makes accountability of others easier. Part of the challenge of being a virtual team professional is you can’t you hold people accountable in the same ways as in a traditional office…