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Chris works as a leading remote teams speaker and expert that brings a new perspective to virtual teams and hybrid. Connect below to get started.
Working on and managing remote or virtual teams can be a challenge for leaders, employees, and managers. Without face-to-face contact, it can be more difficult to resolve problems and communicate properly. Managing a hybrid workforce can also be a challenge with leaders and employees. During his time at Google, Chris learned valuable expert strategies ideas for managing these remote relationships in a corporate environment. Managing virtual employees can be overwhelming. Your team can become effective with the right tips! Chris’s book covers many areas of leading remotely. He wrote it to go along with his remote team management training. Often attendees need something to takeaway from the training. Clients often buy books along with the training. As leading remote teams keynote speaker, he also provides custom presentations. Work with him and his team to find the best solution for your challenges.
Virtual remote teams expert Chris N. Cheetham-West covers topics that can help your team connect easier. As a remote teams trainer, Chris puts clients first. The following list includes some tips and presentation topics regarding team building with Remote and Virtual teams:
Culture in a remote environment
What type of culture do you currently have within your organization? Try and help your team understand the culture even if you have people working in the team who are not physically present. A constant issue that Chris often hears from clients is that people feel disconnected from others at the main office. It is best practice to make a constant effort to include all employees. One easy method is to include all employees in news updates and upcoming events.
Technology Management (Hybrid or Virtual teams)
Ensuring you have the best tools when working with remote teams is critical to the success of the entire group. Often times connectivity issues can cause meetings to be significantly delayed. Many companies are now supplying their team with laptops and cameras to help things move smoothly. In addition, making sure your team members are in a quiet area with a good internet connection can be an additional key to access. It is also important to try and spend time training the team so that they feel comfortable with new tools such as Skype or Zoom. There has been so many recent changes as well. Metaverse and NFTs may play a role in virtual meetings and events! Being informed with future trends can help your team stay ahead.
Availability on Remote Virtual Teams
As the manager or leader of a virtual team, you want to ensure you’re readily available. Some employees may not be as vocal as others, but being available has proven to be instrumental in building trust over time. Reaching out and having a good quantity of meetings is crucial for connecting with your team. In addition, availability is a two-way street. As such, you want to ensure they are available as well as for important projects and updates. You can also consider a hybrid work schedule if your organization is still trying to decide how to connect win a remote environment.
Virtual Meetings in the remote environment ( a managing remote employees training topic)
One challenge that remote virtual teams face is not knowing exactly what is being done by other members outside the office. One important factor to success is making sure team members report their tasks and status regularly throughout the week. The key areas to report on are major items completed during the week, items to be worked on next week, and at least three small items that have been completed. These details are important for helping the team stay on the same page. Weekly team meetings are also another benefit to the team. Training for remote employees is also something to consider. In-person onbording and training needs to be formatted so that employees get what they need.
Motivation for remote virtual teams and hybrid environments
Attempt to motivate employees the same way you would if they were in the office. Many companies try to bring everyone together two times a year if possible. This could just be a social function or training that can be beneficial in building a better team environment.
Overall, be sure to communicate more frequently with your remote workforce and team. Motivating remote teams correctly is crucial Hopefully, some of these tips can help you effectively lead and manage remote teams.
Role of leaders in remote employee team building
Leaders of any great organization know how to build lasting relationship with their team members. It is the trust and care towards their employee that creates an effective team. There are few factors that a leader can adopt to promote team building:
- All employees’ opinions should be treated as valuable: There is no good or bad ideas. A healthy discussion helps to improve their creativity and bring out the best results
- Understand the requirements of the team and respect their feelings: One should be sensitive to their moods for example, they may be facing any trouble or health issue where the leader needs to be empathetic.
Work with Chris if you want help from an expert in leading remote virtual teams through training or presentations. He is a virtual keynote speaker who spends time understanding client needs. Presentations include team-building training activities for remote teams along with useful tools and ideas for managing and communicating. This can be helpful if you are a remote employee or a manager of remote teams. Leading remote and virtual teams is here to stay!
Virtual Keynote Short Description (Can be provided virtually or in-person) (Leading Remote Teams Keynote speaker testimonials available upon request)
Top Strategies for Managing Remote Teams
Working on remote and virtual teams can be a challenge. If you are a manager of a remote workforce, you may face problems with handling people who are not in front of you on a daily and weekly basis. Maintaining culture and having team members feel connected is crucial for growth. Some employees even report that they are lonely while working in a virtual environment. 2020 and 2021 caused many changes in the corporate world. This motivational session will provide the proven strategies that help companies with leading successful remote teams. Expert team building and collaboration is important to companies of all sizes. There is an option to also discuss the best ways to work on a virtual team as a team member. Chris is one of the virtual motivational speakers who takes time to understand specific challenges of your remote team.
Leading Remote Teams Training or Speaking Objectives:
- Learn how to best maintain company values and culture while working remotely
- Learn how to best utilize the latest online technology to collaborate
- Learn motivational ways to keep team members accountable in order to reach goals
- Keep remote teams excited with new ways to connect on a daily basis
- Find out the best way to manage virtual teams
- Learn the characteristics of great virtual teams
- Motivating and supervising remote employees for results
- Evaluating technological resources while managing remote virtual teams
- Sharing workload expectations, deadlines, priorities and schedules
- Maintaining team morale, productivity and engagement on remote teams
- Working from home tips for remote teams
- Discuss the best team building ideas for virtual teams
- Benefits of supervising remote employees
- Discuss hybrid remote work models and schedule
- Preventing employee loneliness while working remote
- Connect with management teams while working in a virtual environment
- Corporate Team building opportunities for virtual employees
- Virtual teamwork in any environment
- Workforce effectiveness while on remote teams.
- New technology that can impact the organization (metaverse and other trends)
- Managing remote employees best practices for hybrid enviorements
(Bonus handout that has a list of questions to ask as a manager of a virtual remote team.)
In-Person or Virtual Keynote Speaker Session and training formats
Remote team management seminar ( Full day or Half Day)
Managing remote teams Keynote ( 90 minutes )
Manage virtual teams interactive workshop (Half Day)
Managing remote workforce workshop for groups of managers
Managing remote workforce workshops for team members
(Can be customized)
Past presentation and speaker example:
Car manufacturer based in Germany (They needed a remote teams expert to help their teams collaborate better. )
training virtual teams to use key technology
virtual team training on remote collaboration tips.
Other leading remote teams training Services
Managing remote workforce workshop for groups of managers (Training is available for small or large groups of leaders. This can be done for all remote workers or just the managers)
Some clients feel its best to get all the attendees books on managing remote teams. We can work on the best deal that fits your upcoming session.
Leading remote teams training (long-form training – All day to multiple days – for hybrid or virtual)
Past events, hybrid workshops, and presentations on this topic to a global company included: Provided expert remote teams presentations to management and leadership team members. Employees from Germany and 10 other countries attended virtually to gain information on team building tactics and motivation. Managing dispersed teams training for managers has proven to create positive change for companies worldwide. He often presents ideas on remote teams best practices. Also provided training ideas to staff on the topic. Many of these are done privately to companies who want to manage remote employees better while maintaining culture and collaboration efforts. They needed a trainer or speaker who could cover the topics needed. Remote team management training is needed more than ever for organizations. Tips for managing virtual teams can lead to more team productivity and employee wellbeing. Chris is one of the keynote speakers on hybrid work that consult with the client before presentations. A managing virtual teams training can also be what is needed to help your team succeed with company growth!! Chris feels that virtual teamwork speakers should actually motivate change within corporate organizations. Chris also discussed workforce effectiveness topics. Fun virtual team building activities will also be a part of the training.
Virtual motivational speakers are good to work with because:
- The message reaches people in different locations.
- Interactive communication throughout the virtual event.
- The value is still presented to the audience.
- Keynote Speakers often research the audience beforehand.
- Team building activities can still be accomplished online!
- Leading remote teams training can include breakout sessions on MS Teams or Zoom
- In-Person solutions are also available.
These leading hybrid team sessions do not just cover management. They also cover using tools like Microsoft teams or Google to be more productive on remote teams. We talk about ideas that can make your team get results faster. Chris also wrote the managing remote employees book – Leading in a Virtual World: Lead Remote Teams, Boost Productivity, and Master Virtual Collaboration
Partial Client list of Recent Presentations:
Chris N. Cheetham-West was a speaker at our We Are One Peer Group meeting on July 15, 2021. The topic was very pertinent in todays world, Leading Virtual Teams While Maintaining Productivity and Employee well-being. Our 15 member Peer Group got some great information from the presentation. From using personality profiling, to leveraging today’s technology, to being a results oriented work environment, Chris made the two hour presentation very rich in
content. – Tim Fehr – CEO Berk One – Hired chris as one of their virtual teamwork speakers
“Thanks for the amazing presentation. I loved the participation and interaction with the members and the great tools you sent them off with. ” Managing virtual teams training attendee HR Business Partner (References and client list available upon request) (Research has shown that building community around teams can be beneficial to executives as well as team members. Chris is one of the remote working speakers that shares new ideas on the topic.
Chris N. Cheetham-West, MBA is an international speaker, trainer, and Founder of LR Training Solutions. He is the author of Leading in a Virtual World: Lead Remote Teams, Boost Productivity, and Master Virtual Collaboration. Before becoming one of the top virtual teamwork speakers, he served in a position at Google where he worked in the area of marketing key products. He worked on a team with 100 virtual employees where he learned the importance of communicating with remote team members. This experience gave him valuable knowledge and strategies in communicating virtually with teams. He is one of the virtual teamwork speakers that can transform your team to top producers. Team building is crucial in any remote environment. As a remote & hybrid teams expert, Chris helps teams save time and focus on what matters by using the latest and best tools online. He wrote what some say is one of the best books on managing remote teams. He provides training ideas for remote employees and leaders. His career has taken him to 48 US states. he also conducted presentations to teams in Germany, France, Netherlands, and Canada (Ontario, Quebec). He was voted as one of the top 50 Black Entrepreneurs & professionals in Texas list by D-Mars in 2020 for his corporate training company. Contact him to be a keynote speaker or session presenter for an event or for advice on remote team management and virtual teams leadership. He can be a virtual keynote speaker or in-person presenter on supervising remote employees. Chris is one of the business people and keynote speakers who can touch on metaverse and other topics that can impact team collaboration. motivating virtual teams is going to be a useful skill in the near future. Chris helps managers get ready for this change. He is sure to go over the best practices for each topic he covers. He has shared the stage with famous business speakers over the past years. Chris is one of the virtual motivational speakers who is a certified virtual presenter through E- Speakers. Chris is one of the team-building keynote speakers who take time to make the presentation custom to the audience. LR Training Solutions was selected as one of the 100 recipients of a grant from the Comcast Rise Investment fund. An award given to him since he is a bipoc keynote speaker and owner of the business. He is based in the USA. He is a certified virtual speaker and presenter. As a remote working speaker he puts clients first. This lets customers know that the remote presentation will professional with good equipment. The best way to contact Chris for managing remote teams training is through email Chris (at) Chrisnwest.com
Chris can work as an in person or virtual workshops speaker for many of his topics