Practical Tips for Virtual Teams
Trying to cope with the challenge of moving your work from the office to your home? It’s a challenge for everyone, but especially team leadership. This brief paper launches a series focused on practical tips to enable you to succeed with that transition and even excel with development of a more efficient and effective team.
Want an effective team you can trust to get the work done well and on time? Then invest a little in the early days to get the member’s input and commitment for top performance.
“…building the boat while going downriver” is a metaphor that the writers (Purser and Pasmore) used to describe a team that had to create their work process and tools while trying to deliver on a challenging project. That challenge is even larger working from home. What do you need to notice to see if your team is generating the outcomes that make the down river journey sustainable?
Dependability — do members do what they say they will do?
When does investing in a meeting pay off?
Don’t you remember what we discussed last week?