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Insights for Working Virtually

  • Attended a Bad Virtual Meeting? Not So Fast! You Have a Responsibility as a Participant +

    Attended a Bad Virtual Meeting? Not So Fast! You Have a Responsibility as a Participant

    We Know There Are Bad Virtual Meetings
    If I were to ask you to raise your hand if you have ever attended a bad virtual meeting, I'm certain that it would be a majority. If you've read my articles , you know that I harp on the importance of leaders taking responsibility to run an engaging virtual meeting that accomplishes the intended results. I still believe that the leader carries this responsibility to lead differently in the virtual workspace. What I also believe is that the participants of the meeting bear a responsibility as well. The next time you gripe about

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  • Working Remotely is NOT the Issue. Teaching Leaders to Manage It Is - 3 Fixes +

    Working Remotely is NOT the Issue. Teaching Leaders to Manage It Is - 3 Fixes

    The Virtual Path Is More Difficult
    Anyone knows that walking a greenway is very different than hiking a mountain trail. It takes a more intentional focus to walk the trail because the footing is not as sure and the walk is more strenuous. I look at leading virtual teams in the same way. With remote jobs increasing 52% over the past year (as noted by Flexjobs 2017), leaders continue to manage these remote workers as if they were managing a co-located team. This is where the problem lies because managing virtual teams is a more strenuous activity and the global

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  • Virtual teams are failing! Who's at fault? +

    Virtual teams are failing! Who's at fault?

    We have a perception problem.  It seems like managing and working on a virtual team should be getting easier. With all the great technical solutions for connecting, sharing documents, collaborating visually online, we’ve got what we need to address the key challenges to move projects, plans, and innovation to success.  Managing virtual teams is such a routine activity now that we often hear leaders say, “I’ll just do what I’ve always done well as a manager and I’ll get the same results.”  The question we need to answer - is this working and are we getting the results we expect?

    The

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