“Virtual” teams made up of members who work together from different locations are on the rise. In one recent survey, 79% of employees said they always or frequently work in dispersed teams.
Remote work has plenty of advantages: Companies can bring together the best of global talent when projects arise, while employees can live anywhere and manage flexible schedules. But virtual teams are hard to get right and hard to manage. They often fall short of their goals and members often rate such teams as unsuccessful.
This doesn’t have to be the case. Based on extensive research on virtual teams and experience helping organizations with collaboration, thought leader Keith Ferrazzi has identified four must-haves in creating successful virtual teams: the right team, the right leadership, the right touchpoints, and the right technology. By understanding and following simple practices, leaders can maximize the productivity of their virtual teams.
In this live, interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Ferrazzi--a foremost expert on developing effective professional relationships--describes the key practices of high-performing virtual teams. He explains what team managers must do right and how to do it.