Chapter 2

Envisioning Virtual Teams in Your Business

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Considering using virtual teams as a business strategy

check Building the business case for virtual teams

check Drawing up your game plan

check Supporting your virtual team

check Attending to infrastructure and logistics

check Building community and culture

Hiring virtual team members is a great business strategy for an assortment of reasons, including major cost savings on overhead expenses, expanded access to global talent, and jobs that are more appropriately suited for virtual work. Imagine each of these scenarios:

  • Scenario 1: You live in Leavenworth, Washington, a town with a population of about 2,000 people. You have a proven business model and enough funds to start your business with five employees. You need to hire an experienced developer, project manager, engineer, and marketer, and your local search has turned up nothing.
  • Scenario ...

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