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BEING A GREAT VIRTUAL TEAM LEADER
Working in a global company means working virtually. Managing a team really well is a challenge even when all the members of the team work in the same building.
When they work all over the world the problems are compounded. Here are the some of th e things a good virtual team leader needs to do to do it well. This list has been compiled by the participants of our hundreds of workshops on the subject of virtual teams in global organisations
Brings together people with the right mix of technical and people skills
Brings together the necessary tools, information & resources to get the job done
Ensures accountability in others
Challenges the status quo
Drives for results, helps others bring the team to closure
Anticipates changes in the environment
Acts as interface between team and corporate/customers
Forges alliances, opens doors, removes obstacles
Building and Maintaining Relationships
Communicates openly and honestly
Acts with integrity
Ensures everyone can participate fully despite individual and cultural difference
Establishes clear norms of how to behave with one another
Role models good judgment
Teaches others and helps them develop their potential
Ensures new members get up-to-speed quickly
Brings in training as needed
Builds communication linkages between all members
Helps establish a regular pattern of communication as a team
Selects appropriate electronic and communications technologies
Ensures an equitable distribution of information
Gains balance of communicating social, operational, and task-oriented information
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