Virtual teams for dummies / by Tara Powers
By: Powers, Tara.Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2018Description: lxxii, 296 p. ; electronic resource.ISBN: 9781119453802.Subject(s): Leadership | Team building | Information technology | Strategy | Organisational effectivenessOnline resources: Download as an eBook
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GETTING STARTED WITH VIRTUAL TEAMS: The big picture of virtual teams -- Envisioning virtual teams in your business -- Preparing for your career as a virtual member. BUILDING A STRONG VIRTUAL TEAM: Planning ahead for your team's success -- Finding and hiring the right people -- Contracting with contract workers -- Structuring and assembling your team. CREATING AND NURTURING A PRODUCTIVE TEAM CULTURE: Making work culture considerations -- Managing differences in gender, generation, and culture -- Transitioning from old-school manager to virtual team leader. GETTING YOUR TEAM ROLLING: Establishing best practices of engagement -- Building trust and rapport -- Adopting best practices in communication -- Measuring virtual team and team member success -- Training your virtual team -- Checking all things technology: what you need to know -- Rolling with the changes. BEST PRACTICES IN MANAGING YOUR VIRTUAL TEAM: Leading by example -- Understanding what drives motivation -- Managing workflow and execution. THE PART OF TENS: Ten predictors of virtual team success -- Ten signs your organization is ready for virtual teams.
Discusses how to manage virtual teams, from building and leading to sustaining a productive workforce. Offers key strategies, practical information and tools to help leaders deal with communication gaps across time, space and culture and achieve peak team performance.