“I have been offered a job abroad but I don’t know if I can do it. Managing a virtual team is completely different than managing a team that is physically located around you”
This is what one of my clients told me when she reached out.
Yes, managing a team virtually is different.
You do not see or hear each other every day
Sometimes, you may have communication issues as some people may not be fluent in English (or another language) or because of the time difference.
You may be struggling with team performance…
But it is not impossible!
Nowadays, we can be connected to each other in so many ways
We just have to be creative in our way of doing things
And we have to put ourselves in the other person’s shoes
Just like in a ‘normal’ team
Take time to know your people
Listen to them and ask them for feedback
Involve them in your decision making process
And before you know it
Your team will be engaged
They will be working hard to achieve goals
And having fun with each other!
Have you ever managed a virtual team?
If so, what did you do to build the team and improve/sustain performance?
I would love to hear your feedback
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