Most of the teams you will work on will involve virtual team members. And in many cases they will come from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Consider these best practice steps to improve teamwork that involves working with team members across cultural boundaries:
Communicate in a variety of ways (verbal and written)
Communicating in a […]
A team charter provides a team – whether a workgroup, department team or a project team – with clarity around the purpose, mission and goals of the team. Most particularly for virtual teams the charter is absolutely essential to ensure understanding of what the team has been tasked with doing for the organization.
A team […]
In a survey Abudi Consulting Group did of 50 managers who lead virtual teams, the following top three challenges were identified:
Communication issues: communicating across time zones as well as lack of appropriate technology to enable for virtual communications Cultural differences: understanding cultural backgrounds and managing in a way that enables for increased effectiveness on […]
Providing virtual teams training requires a bit of creativity. Although if you can, getting the team together in one location is a great idea, it is not always possible. Many times, especially in today’s economy where companies are working to reduce expenses, virtual teams are going to remain just that – virtual. This doesn’t mean […]
Team leaders leading virtual teams need to find ways to celebrate team successes even if the team never gets together in one location. When the team leader takes the time to celebrate the team successes, enables for more cohesive teams and keeps the team motivated and morale high.
Consider any of these best practices to […]