Geographical and cultural differences can impact the performance of a virtual team. Learn how to help your virtual team get to know each other professionally and personally. Explore how experience with online multiplayer games can be used to your team's a
- A virtual team is a group of individuals…often spread out across different time zones,…from different cultures, with different languages,…who are united by a common goal.…In fact, one study found 79% of knowledge workers were…occasional or frequent members of a virtual team.…And overall, about 46% of organizations use virtual teaming.…Traditional and virtual teams both go through…Tuckman stages of team development.…
But the dynamics experienced by the members of…virtual teams are more complicated.…Virtual team members stay connected through technology…and it's this reliance on virtual communication…that exacerbates the geographical and cultural differences.…Which makes effective virtual teaming so challenging.…Relationships within virtual teams are more…difficult to build because it's hard to develop…a rapport with someone you only see or hear online.…Plus, the team interactions are very task…oriented because of the time pressure.…
There are no coffee room opportunities to build…relationships so, virtual communication…
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- Identify the keys to success as a team leader.
- Explore management interactions commonly needed during the four team development stages.
- Recall the meaning of continuous improvement and what drives the process.
- Review the do's and don't of creating a team mission statement.
- Review how to use roles effectively during team meetings.
- Explore how to best use consensus strategies like thumbs up/down/sideways.