- Understand the benefits and challenges of virtual teams
- Build a virtual community that promotes collaboration and ongoing communication
- Utilize technology to enhance your virtual team?s focus, motivation, and output
Meet Your Mentors
Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps are CEO and Chief Scientist, respectively, of the Boston-based consulting firm NetAge and authors of many books and articles on networked organizations, including Virtual Teams."
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.
The all-purpose manual every manager should own . . .
Whether you've recently been hired or promoted or just decided to try a fresh approach to managing your team, this step-by-step guide ensures you'll get the strongest performance possible out of your team--in any environment. With strategies presented in manageable daily, weekly, and quarterly timelines, the program covers the full range of workplace issues-from outdated systems and company politics to budget cuts and backstabbing.
In 90 days or less, you can:Organize your team into one strong, cohesive, high-functioning unit. Streamline processes to reduce redundant work, save money, and ensure that everyone understands their roles. Deal with troublemakers, underperformers, department rivals, bosses from hell, and other personality types. Improve your team's morale and motivation-and watch productivity soar!
This is not a book of management “philosophy”-it's a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts training guide that addresses the day-to-day reality of managing teams, especially in tough times. Filled with handy checklists, questionnaires, timelines, meeting planners, progress charts, and performance reviews, it has everything you need to build a terrific team in three short months . . . and reap the benefits forever!