If the Covid-19 pandemic has proven anything, it’s that working from home on a large scale is a policy that can be highly effective and productive for all kinds of businesses. It’s also done a lot to make the case for flexible work schedules. After all, once...
Hybrid working isn’t new. What’s new is the need to create a scalable hybrid model that treats both your virtual and on-site employees with inclusion and fairness. Discover how to address both the challenges and opportunities to create the best hybrid workplace for your entire team. Now that organizations are starting to return to the office, they’re considering their options and thinking about...Read more
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...
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...
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.
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.
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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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
- Virtual Resilience
- Virtual Leadership
- Virtual Meetings
- Effective Communication Without Non-Verbal Cues
- Local Audience Focus
- Technology failure
- Virtual Online Training