Leading Effective Virtual Teams: Overcoming Time and Distance to Achieve Exceptional Results

Nancy M. Settle-Murphy

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December 13, 2012 by Auerbach Publications
Professional - 236 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466557864 - CAT# K15492

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Features

  • Explains how to influence without authority, motivate and galvanize a virtual team for top performance
  • Details how to blend asynchronous and synchronous communication tools to get the most out of any virtual team
  • Provides tips on how to design and facilitate virtual meetings that are well-run, focused, and completely engaging
  • Discusses how to build trust and cultivate relationships across a virtual team
  • Addresses how to navigate cross-cultural and generational differences in the absence of visual cues

Summary

A proliferation of new technologies has lulled many into thinking that we actually have to think less about how we communicate. In fact, communicating and collaborating across time, distance, and cultures has never been more complex or difficult.

Written as a series of bulleted tips drawn from client experiences and best practices, Leading Effective Virtual Teams: Overcoming Time and Distance to Achieve Exceptional Results presents practical tips to help leaders engage and motivate their geographically dispersed project team members. If you’re a leader of any type of virtual team and want to help your team members collaborate more effectively, then buy this book. You will learn how to:

  • Build trust and cultivate relationships, virtually, across your team
  • Design and facilitate virtual meetings that are focused and engaging
  • Influence without authority
  • Motivate and galvanize a virtual team for top performance
  • Blend asynchronous and synchronous communications for better virtual collaboration
  • Navigate cross-cultural and generational differences in the absence of vital visual cues
  • Assess skills, strengths, aptitudes, and preferences from afar
  • Handle other tough issues that can trip up virtual teams

The ideas in this book are based on Nancy Settle-Murphy’s decades of experience working as a change management consultant, facilitator, and trainer for project teams around the world. Designed to be read section by section in any order, this book shares approaches and techniques to help you address some of the toughest challenges virtual team leaders face, including keeping team members engaged from afar.