Building the Business Case for Virtual Teams

You have likely seen or heard of the gains from building virtual, distributed teams. Often, there is a reluctance from executives to build these virtual teams. This course will teach you some actionable tactics to build the business case.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 11, 2020
Duration
50m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 11, 2020
Duration
50m
Description

You have likely seen or heard of the gains from building virtual, distributed teams. Often, there is a reluctance from executives to build these virtual teams. In this course, Building the Business Case for Virtual Teams, you’ll learn some actionable tactics to convince the relevant executives why building virtual teams is so effective. First, you’ll explore how to present the evidence on productivity gains. Next, you’ll discover some of the cost and recruiting benefits of a wider talent pool. Finally, you’ll learn how to address other objections to virtual teams and ways to address them. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of the benefits of virtual teams necessary to speak confidently and present the business case for virtual teams.

About the author
About the author

Chase is currently Lead Data Scientist at Tesorio and formerly was an Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

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Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Chase DeHan and welcome to my course, Building the Business Case for Virtual Teams. I'm currently the manager of data science at Tesorio and hold a PhD in economics from the University of Utah. In this course, we're going to talk about how to convincingly build a case for why virtual teams are a good way to recruit talent and effectively generate higher productivity for your teams. In my experience as an individual contributor and a manager, I have found success and worked with high performing teams, and I'm a firm believer in the power of distributed teams. Some of the topics that we will cover include, increases in productivity at the individual level, efficiency gains at the team or organization level, things to think through on how to build the teams, and some of the complications we'll need address with virtual teams. By the end of this course, you'll have the foundation on the items, including your analysis, and be able to build a convincing business case for virtual teams. There aren't any prerequisites for this course, and I hope you'll join me on this journey on how great virtual teams are with the Building the Business Case of Virtual Teams course, here at Pluralsight.