Webinar recording: Penny Pullan talks through leading virtual projects

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Posted by APM on 10th Jul 2015

Leading virtual project work: How can we be authentic as we work on virtual projects, engaging our remote teams and stakeholders?

In this interactive webinar, Dr Penny Pullan explored the world of virtual working that so many project managers find themselves in today. 

With virtual teams and global projects, how can we present ourselves authentically in the world of conference calls, video conferencing and shared screen meetings? 

With many of us working far away from colleagues, suppliers and clients, how do we form strong connections and communicate deeply? 

In our fast paced world of work, where multi-tasking is the norm, how do we engage people virtually when they are likely to be distracted and pulled away by everything else that is happening around them? 

In a world of multiple cultures, how do we make sure that our communication lands properly and makes sense to others who come from different places and have different experiences?  

Penny has been grappling with virtual working since 9/11 forced her to launch a global programme via a virtual meeting rather than the planned face-to-face kick off in New York. Penny drew on her experience and also her ideas on virtual project leadership to share helpful hints and tips to help you form answers to these questions. 

In this interactive session delegates were asked to share their own experience and stories. 

Within the presentation Penny to touched on: identify, tools, leadership, mindset, language, cultures, technology, time zones and more.

You can watch the full webinar below:

The webinar outputs - questioned answered:

 


Penny is currently  working on her next book about virtual working. It's called 'Virtual Leadership - Practical strategies for getting the best out of virtual work and virtual teams' and will be published by Kogan Page in May 2016.

Her aim is to make the book as useful and practical as possible, dealing with the real issues that face those involved in virtual work. This is where you come in - if you could please take a few minutes to complete a short survey  - you will be helping to present a more accurate picture of remote working.

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