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Our company builds virtual teams, develops global leaders, and trains electronic facilitators. We use our unique brand of internet experiential learning and your choice of online communication technologies.

VIRTUAL TEAMS (of two or more members) work together on aligned tasks, maintain healthy relationships, and use online communication to overcome barriers of geography, time, language, and culture.

ONLINE COMMUNICATION technologies include: chat, email, fax, whiteboard, telephone, video,web browsers, and other conferencing tools.

GLOBAL LEADERS of virtual teams ensure that these technologies enable rather than disable team members by addressing the interactions between humans and technology, as well as managing team tasks and team relationships.

ELECTRONIC FACILITATORS enhance virtual team performance by guiding members to reflect on their teamwork processes such as trust, communication, collaboration, problem solving, decision making, planning, and leadership.

Rather than hold meetings and simply talk about teamwork, our programs present virtual teams with the chance to practice these teamwork processes through EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING.

Experiential learning is a cycle of action, reflection, integration, and continuation using custom exercises, activities, or simulations. These experiences are sufficiently different from work in order to constrain old behaviors, while are also metaphorically similar enough to work so as to allow new learning to transfer back to the job.

As a founding member of the Virtual Teamworking Alliance, our experts work with partner companies to address customers' needs through a worldwide network of facilitators, who speak many languages.

Based on an interactive philosophy, we provide services in virtual teaming, global leadership development, or electronic facilitator training through a range of programs. We also offer program support and a variety of products.

This website provides access to homework, photographs, and surveys for people involved in our programs. It also has direct access for our staff to obtain resources like eBooks or software

Lastly, we believe that, for most corporations, virtual teaming is beneficial and cost effective in reducing travel expenses. Therefore, we offer programmatic evidence of case studies, research, and testimonials for you to consider.

We hope you will seek further information. Please contact us by email, view an animated tour (to learn more about programming), or take the virtual team profile (to assess your virtual team's need).

If you choose to browse this website further (the navigation and contents information found in the next section opposite should prove helpful).

To navigate this website, use a combination of hyperlinks and dynamic submenus. Hyperlinks are the underlined words that take you to a new page once you click on them. The main dynamic menu will float at the top of the page, no matter where you scroll on each page. Submenus will appear as you pass your "mouse pointer" over keywords in the main menu. Once the submenus have displayed, simply run your pointer over the selection of links and click on the one that interests you most.

If you have an older version browser (earlier than Explorer 4 or Navigator 4) that does not support dynamic floating menus, you can reach any page in the website by simply clicking once on the appropriate underlined hyperlinks you find below in this navigation and contents section.

At any time, you can return to this page by either selecting OTHER in the floating menu above and clicking on home, or by clicking the back button in your browser and reversing your path to this point. To help you in finding the best place to begin your travels, here is a summary of our website content.

We believe the more informed our customers are, the better able they will be to make optimal decisions and reap the maximum benefits associated with virtual teamwork. To this end, if you are a first time visitor to this website, please choose from one of these options.

If these virtual teaming ideas are new to you, please read about these basic CONCEPTS...

CONCEPTS

Virtual Teams: (Definition, Trust, Challenges)

Global Leaders: (Definition, Roles, Competencies)

Electronic Facilitators: (Definition, Responsibilities, Techniques)

Experiential Learning: (Definition, Stages, Events)

Online Communication: (Definition, Tool Choice, Technologies)

If you understand virtual team concepts, but not their value, please click on EVIDENCE...

EVIDENCE

Benefits: (F2F Comparison, Need, Pros & Cons)

Case Studies: (BP Amoco, Canadian Tire, Others)

Cost Savings: (British Petroleum, HP, ScinoPharm)

Research: (Changes in Virtual Teamwork)

Testimonials: (Boeing, Canadian Tire, Seimens)

If the evidence makes sense, please learn more about our ORGANIZATION...

ORGANIZATION

About Us: (President, Vice-Presidents)

Partners: (The VTA, Members, Associates)

Customers: (Delivery, National, International)

Facilitators: (Staff, Contractors)

Languages: (English, Translations, Flags)

If you find our organization suitable, please consider our many OFFERINGS...

OFFERINGS

Philosophy: (Interactions, We Offer, Unique)

Services: (Teams, Leaders, Facilitators)

Products: (Publications, Software, Instruments)

Support: (Research, Speaking, Coaching)

Programs: (Comparison of Program Types)

If you need further information, or are interested in a future program, please...

OTHER

HOME: (return to this page)

view the TOUR: (team bonding, team insight, team-building, & team renewal)

take the VTP: (technology, teamwork, barriers, interactions & challenges)

send us eMail: (info@virtualteamworks.com)

SEARCH: (looks for specific words or phrases)

Access to DOWNLOADS of Group Homework, Participant Surveys, Client Photographs, eBooks, and Software have been removed from this site in accordance with the terms of our recent sale.

If this introduction seems remedial, we apologize. We get lots of newcomers who are unfamiliar with web browsing and so have taken this opportunity to help them learn a little more along the way. Thank you for taking the time to read this introduction to our website.

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