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Most of us have been forced to go virtual

 Transition to a cohesive Virtual Team in 11 easy steps!

 

During the last two weeks, I have worked in London, Nairobi, Kenya, Dallas, New York City, Portland and several other areas around the globe. There is a common theme emerging amongst team leaders that sounds like this: “we have been forced to adapt to the virtual environment and we have no clue how to successfully transition or manage our virtual teams.”

 

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The statement above was the beginning of a blog post I started to write about 6 months ago.  Guess what?  The tips to transition to a cohesive virtual team are still the same.

 

Below is a snapshot of the steps to take to move your team forward.

Transition to a Virtual Team in 11 Easy Steps..

 

Download our Free Template written by Kimberli Allen and Lee Johnsen and start your virtual team transition today!

Here are a couple of spotlight areas in this valuable download:

Number 1:  Deciding on a virtual collaboration platform is absolutely key to future planning for your team.  Whoever needs to make the decision should take action now.  There are many options such as Zoom, Webex, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams etc.. 

 

Number 4: (Understanding the users’ virtual environment) is the one area where most managers struggle the most according to recent conversations.  It takes time and commitment and agreements to determine the most suitable environment for working virtually.  Often times the virtual user environment doesn’t include a computer, only a phone.  Or perhaps there is a computer available but the bandwidth is so slow the meetings are not productive.

Please email us for a Virtual Office Audit info@everythingwebinar.com and we will help you configure the best possible virtual office for your native environment.

 

Building trust when you go virtual

Numbers 8 and 9 are key to building trust in your virtual team.  To my surprise, the one tool my own team members unanimously requested was spending more 1:1 time with their CEO.  Since the first time I sent the email asking my team how I could best support them moving forward, we have regularly scheduled TEAM meetings as well as 1:1 CEO and YOU meetings.  Optimally these meetings will be scheduled well in advance and there will be very few changes to the schedule.

 

The precious commodity of time is one both desired and shared in abundance.  As the leader of the team you must be aware your direct reports seek different wisdom in the time you share.

 

 

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