As any good team leader knows, it’s valuable to stop and take stock of your team every now and again to make sure everyone is working well together. In co-located teams, it can be MBWA – management by wandering around. This tried and true method gives managers a random sampling of events and employee discussions, and is more likely to facilitate improvements to morale, productivity and total quality management.
For virtual teams, however, this possible – which means virtual team leads need to bring other strategies to the table. Here are three of the easiest ones to implement: