Virtual teams can benefit from celebrations—perhaps even more than co-located teams. The difficulty is figuring out when and how to celebrate. The best tactics use existing communication technology and utilize many opportunities.
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For many PMOs and Project teams, virtual teams that span locations are the norm. Yet virtual work can expose organizational weaknesses. Emily Luijbregts, PMP will use case study examples and more to illustrate tips for success, including how to recruit the right team, get started on the right foot and navigate cultural conflicts.
Virtual teams are governed essentially the by same fundamental principles as traditional teams, yet there are challenges inherent to the virtual team concept. It is difficult to build trust and to manage conflict when team members lack the ability to interact face-to-face. Communication is often more challenging, particularly among global virtual teams with inherent cultural barriers to overcome.
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Prepare to succeed with your virtual team with these specialized tasks for your work plan. They cover each stage of your project from planning to post mortem.
Teams of virtual knowledge workers can spin out of control if not following specific best practices meant for them. This troubleshooter allows for a quick, detailed analysis and determination of actions to resolve or mitigate problems.
Use this template to help manage your virtual team's performance by providing stage-specific guidance in key management areas. This handy virtual team management matrix will help you through all stages of JPACE (Justify, Plan, Activate, Control, End).
Need a quick crash course on some social media basics? What is it? What myths are out there? How can we use it in our projects and organizations? What platforms are there? Use this primer for project managers to help find the answers.
Here are some tips on managing a virtual team or project when your customer is in a different time zone and your project environment is dispersed or distributed.
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Companies are utilizing virtual teams to bring together ideas, talents, resources and opportunities. Explore various virtual team management strategies as implemented by the author within a team of women e-learning professionals. Project managers will be able to identify tried and tested methods for managing virtual teams.
Although bonding is more naturally developed when employees are physically present in a central location, virtual teams can be healthy, highly collaborative and successful. Project managers should consider the following ways to enhance communication on virtual teams…
Providing an introduction to virtual project management and its benefits to the audience, the author offers strategies and tactics to work in a virtual setting and addresses the challenges, application and appropriate technology. This paradigm shift can allow businesses to evolve and succeed by gaining a competitive edge.
Distributed teams need to keep an eye on sustainable pace even more so than other teams. What you need to find is the capacity the team can maintain indefinitely. How can you find it? There are several ways…
Interpersonal conflict on distributed teams can be devastating. If you are in conflict with someone else on a distributed team, there are a number of things you can do to help resolve it.
Every country and organization faces cultural differences. How do you go about building awareness, respecting and adapting to them, and then working within the necessary framework and structure so that the result is a successful engagement?
The need and support for teleworkers is growing, and to keep an “out of office” workforce engaged and productive requires a special company culture mindset. It should come as no surprise that effective communication is at the heart of having a successful virtual worker engagement culture.
What is a crucial difference in distributed team environments? It's how you apply your leadership skills. Often, you need to amplify what you would normally do in a co-located team setting to provide those examples.
Transferring a team deliverable from continent to continent carries with it additional risks in addition to those expected from co-located workforces. There are planning and facilitation tactics you can use to mitigate these risks—and even build improved collaboration in the process.
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