From Chat to Meetings: The Virtual Teams Communication Ladder

As a follow-up to our blog on The Ultimate Guide to When Your Meeting Can Be an Email, we thought we’d dig a bit deeper into communication in the virtual office. After all, there are a lot of tools at your disposal from chat to voice calls to video calls to emails to, yes, even meetings. Each one is effective in its way and can play a role in creating an efficient, supportive workplace that makes...

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The Ultimate Guide to When your Meeting Can Be an Email

They say that jokes are funny because they’re true… which means that there must be something to all those “this meeting could have been an email” memes circulating on the Internet. And yet, if the joke exists, then clearly a lot of virtual and blended...

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Your Virtual Team is (Probably) Languishing Thanks to Covid. Here’s What to Do (Part 2)

For virtual teams and leaders stuck at home, isolated with no ability to socialize, languishing is a real risk. Everyone may insist that everything is fine, but it’s clear that nothing is as it should be. Morale is low, motivation seems lacking, and while no...

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Your Virtual Team is (Probably) Languishing Thanks to Covid. Here’s How to Tell (Part 1)

The transition to the virtual working world was supposed to be a process. It started in earnest as the proliferation of good wi-fi, better internet speeds, and more reliable technology began to create a landscape where working from home could be as seamless as...

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Covid-19 Articles

Is your virtual team thriving? The chances are remote

With the recent news about re-opening a small selection of industries in the coming weeks and months, I hear a lot of people talking about how great it will be for work teams to be back in the office, up-close and personal, and talking face to face.

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COVID-19 Proves it: Virtual Teams are the New Normal

Time and time again, world events have shown us that we can’t always rely on working face-to-face. As The Wall Street Journal reports, virtual teams are the new normal. Working from home has officially evolved from a perk to a necessity.

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5 ways to build a virtual team

With the widespread advances of COVID-19, companies and organizations around the world have been thrust into working remotely. Team leaders understand this is necessary for the well-being of their employees, as well as to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus....

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Resources - Featured e-book

Let’s face it: the way we live, play, and work changes every day. As new technologies emerge, we constantly find more efficient and innovative ways of approaching our daily duties. Geographically dispersed teams, aided by virtual technologies, can now work together more easily and quickly than ever, and far more inexpensively. Unfortunately, figuring out where to start with virtual teams can be daunting — but given the right tools, training, and resources, all virtual teams can work cohesively as a motivated, focused, and engaged community of individuals.

In this book you’ll be led by Claire Sookman, president of Virtual Team Builders, as she shares her years of research and experience to provide you with the resources needed to lead your virtual team effectively and efficiently. This book outlines strategies for managing virtual teams, broken down into
8 sections:

  • Virtual Resilience
  • Virtual Leadership
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Effective Communication Without Non-Verbal Cues
  • Multitasking
  • Local Audience Focus
  • Technology failure
  • Virtual Online Training
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Resources - Virtual Team Leaders Guide - Second Edition

Humanizing Your Virtual Workplace is Essential.

We’ve identified four essential practices that enable leaders to create connected, compassionate, and high-performance teams: Presence, Empathy, Awareness, and Action.

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