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Yael Zofi

CEO at AIM Strategies

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Team 'Guru' - management strategist, helping you transition to hybrid work, virtual team thought leader, author, professor, talent assessment organizational psychologist & executive coach

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: New York
Speaking Topics: dramatically improving performance, advising global leaders to set up successful work processes, productive hybrid teams, cross cultural communication

Yael Zofi Points
Academic 0
Author 224
Influencer 133
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 20
Total 377

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Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: Consulting, Services, Human Development
Theatre: America, Europe, Middle East, Asia
Media Experience: 22
Last Media Training: 12/15/2021
Last Media Interview: 11/01/2021

Areas of Expertise

Agile
Business Continuity
Business Strategy 33.36
Change Management
COVID19 30.58
Culture 40.03
Design Thinking
Diversity and Inclusion 34.03
Entrepreneurship
Future of Work
HR
Innovation
Leadership 36.93
Management 41.46
Mobility
Social
Startups
Sustainability

Industry Experience

Automotive
Chemicals
Consumer Products
Engineering & Construction
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Hospitality
Insurance
Manufacturing
Media
Oil & Gas
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Real Estate
Retail
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation
Utilities

Publications

2 Article/Blogs
Seven Tips for Managing Virtual Teams and Coaching Remote Employees
LinkedIn
December 12, 2020
Managing virtual teams is challenging, especially when they report to a local manager (in India) and a virtual manager (you in SF). This ‘Identity Conflict’ is what I refer to in my latest book, A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, as a conflict of ‘belonging’. Many times there are different perspectives around multiple priorities and deadlines, leaving the person confused about feedback, coaching and career development.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Episode 17: Let go of the old to let the new unfold
LinkedIn
August 14, 2020
Covid 19 has altered our work universe, and many of us still have not adjusted to a workday out of our physical office, isolated from colleagues. We continue to hold on to how we worked in our traditional office environment, even though our situation has changed, perhaps permanently. Now, a new perspective is needed if organizations are to thrive.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, COVID19

3 Books
Virtual Teams Activity Guide, Based on The Acclaimed Book by Author and Leading Virtual Team Expert Yael Zofi, Companion to 'A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams'
Amazon
September 30, 2016
Stop thinking that virtual teams are like onsite teams. While they offer many advantages in global business settings, lack of face-to-face interaction creates its own set of issues, such the difficulty in maintaining clear, concise communication and strong team engagement among remote members.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams
Amazon
January 17, 2011
Yael Zofi’s proprietary Trust Wheel model is a proven solution to the unique challenges managers must overcome as more and more people migrate to partially or fully-remote working situations. Based on the author’s twenty-plus years of consulting experience, this powerful tool encourages cohesiveness and engagement among team members--even if they’ve never met. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams does this by providing a practical road map for bridging the physical distance among coworkers, incorporating self-study exercises and simple, fun activities that develop trust and ensure your team’s success. The book explores the most critical elements to success for a team founded in trust, including accountability, communication, conflict management, and deliverables, and includes tangible tips for overcoming the particular challenges of the virtual working world. Complete with examples, case scenarios, and strategies to help you navigate even your biggest hurdles, A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams will help your disparate collection of people get their work “out the door” faster and better.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Communicating Through a Global Lens, 2nd Edition
Amazon
September 27, 2007
Our world has transformed, and so your colleagues may sit in the next cubicle or at a workstation on another continent. How do you build productive work relationships with team members with whom you can communicate instantaneously, but may not achieve true understanding with, due to cultural differences, language barriers and national characteristics? You are not alone in experiencing these challenges!

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

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CEO
Recently Heard - Reprint
April 28, 2022
Four Strategies to Get UN-Lost in Translation

Virtual teams (VTs) are increasingly popular work arrangements. Their undeniable efficiencies are tempered by cultural and language differences that lead to what I call ‘Lost in Translation’ challenges. One common difficulty noted in global virtual teams pertains to differences in understanding English, both in levels of competency and interpretation. For example, words such as “yes” or “done” often mean different things in different cultures. I purpose four strategies that may increase your effectiveness as a virtual manager. These recommendations come from extensive research that I conducted about culture in the virtual space which includes extensive interviews with virtual managers and team members.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Culture, Diversity and Inclusion

14 Videos
Episode 16: Synchronize Trust With Your Remote Team
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July 31, 2020

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Episode 15: Trust is the 'secret sauce' in productive virtual teams.
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July 07, 2020

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Episode 14: How to Avoid Trust Breaking Virtual Team Mistakes
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June 23, 2020

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Episode 13: Trust Is An Essential Team Ingredient - Yael Zofi and Julienne Ryan
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June 19, 2020

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Episode 12: Trust and Virtual Teams
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June 09, 2020

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Episode 11: Creating Productive Virtual Structures
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May 26, 2020

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Episode 10: Take A Moment To Celebrate Human Connection
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May 18, 2020

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Episode 9: Don't Appologize - Call it List it Leave it!
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May 13, 2020

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Episode 8: Create Workplace Wellness Rhythm
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May 04, 2020

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Episode 7: Vitamin C - Communication
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April 27, 2020

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Episode 6: Living in the moment
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April 20, 2020

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Episode 5: We're getting Zoomed out!
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April 13, 2020

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Episode 4 Taking a Pause, Working Your Virtual Workplace
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April 13, 2020

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Episode 1: Intro Virtual Workplace Series with Julienne Ryan and Yael Zofi
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April 12, 2020

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

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