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Virtual team meetings as simple conference calls

If you lead a virtual team you might want to know how to motivate virtually. Or do you rather want to demotivate your virtual team members to get rid o
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When I talk to my customers, it seems that conference calls are still not completely outdated? Which is a real shame, because visual clues that can be used in online meetings instead are so important.
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Communication in virtual teams - The virtual meeting | VNClagoon Blog

Communication in virtual teams - The virtual meeting | VNClagoon Blog | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Fed up with wasting time in boring and unproductive virtual meetings? Here we provide tips for conducting virtual meetings and points out virtual "traps".
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I agree strongly that a virtual meeting needs to be prepared even better than a normal meeting.
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No intercultural training for virtual international teams and team leaders

You lead an international and virtual team and want to know how you can demotivate your team? Well - this video will show you what you can do.
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Is intercultural training in international teams really an efficiency booster? In a global world do we not all work the same way? I highly doubt the latter.
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Video Blog « Categories « the human factor – English

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In my training courses many virtual team leaders ask me how to motivate their team members. And this is not an easy question. Because very often virtual team members are demotivated by their manager by accident. Learn in my video blog how to do this - or oops - how to avoid it.
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Virtual Work Interactions, Context, and Related Subjects

Virtual Work Interactions, Context, and Related Subjects | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
I just read Tripping Down a Virtual Reality Rabbit Hole,- a very interesting NY Times column by technology journalist Farhad Manjoo.
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Yes, leaders of virtual teams need to create context all the time.
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What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures

What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
How decision making, communication, and dark-side tendencies vary.
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Top Challenges of Managing a Virtual Team

Top Challenges of Managing a Virtual Team | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Global virtual teams add plenty of value to projects, but the challenges of managing a group of global professionals are unique.
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10 Rules of Professional Etiquette for the Digital Workplace

10 Rules of Professional Etiquette for the Digital Workplace | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
It’s easy to forget manners when you’re all alone.
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Interesting read for virtual communication and coworking
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How to deal with culture divide- Internal Advocacy with Distributed Teams - Laura Czajkowski

Having timezone issues, international flights and dealing drastically different cultural norms? Working with teams distributed across the world provides fasc...

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Very interesting about how to work in a virtual team. She also mentions the importance of getting recognized for the work you do in virtual teams. And in my intercultural training sessions with Germans I always emphasize this since the Germans do not usually say "Thank you" for 'self-evident' things like doing a good job.

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Humour Across Borders:) Our Mr. Bean Problem

Humour Across Borders:) Our Mr. Bean Problem | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Years ago I found myself having drinks with former President of a large Hollywood movie studio. I was way out of my league and did what you’d expect, I drank too much and pitched him a movie idea that
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This demonstrates how important it is to know the cultural context to really understand each other when communicating cross-culturally.

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How to Create an Emotional Connection With Remote Employees

How to Create an Emotional Connection With Remote Employees | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it

Co-workers who don't work at headquarters often struggle to feel connected to the overall company culture. Here's a proven way to help bridge the social and emotional distance.

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There is a big discrepancy between real distance and emotional distance. Even if the real distance between virtual team members cannot be changed the emotional distance can. Virtual teams with a lower emotional distance cooperate much better.

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Global Virtual Teams - Finding the Oasis of Success in the Desert of Despair

Global Virtual Teams - Finding the Oasis of Success in the Desert of Despair | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
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Very interesting read on virtual team work.

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Six Tips to Improve Cross-Cultural Communication

Six Tips to Improve Cross-Cultural Communication | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
By Steve Piacente, Creative Director Public speakers should always maintain direct eye contact, right?` Not in Asia. How about friendly gestures like a thumbs up sign?
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Cross-Cultural Communication and International Email Etiquette | Legal Management

Cross-Cultural Communication and International Email Etiquette | Legal Management | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
By this point in your professional career, you’ve mastered the art of the business email, comprising a professional greeting, succinct, organized body paragraphs and a brief, cordial closing. The keystrokes become automatic as you type dozens — perhaps hundreds — per day.
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Yes, e-mail seems still to be the most frequently used communication medium in international virtual teams.
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6 Tips For Effective Communication and Building Trust Amongst Virtual Teams

6 Tips For Effective Communication and Building Trust Amongst Virtual Teams | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Effective communication is more important than ever! Follow these 6 tips to work better, more efficiently and more enjoyably with your virtual team.
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Managing Performance In Virtual Teams: 3 Things Smart Leaders Do

Managing Performance In Virtual Teams: 3 Things Smart Leaders Do | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Your leaders are the glue that holds your organization together. If you are responsible for learning and development, you need to be sure you are preparing them with the skills they need to succeed.…
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Why regular feedback and recognition is even more important in virtual teams than in colocated teams
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6 Tips to Make a Global Team Work

6 Tips to Make a Global Team Work | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
While many organisations have quickly adopted global working, they have not all provided the support and training to make a global team work.
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Some useful tips for global virtual teams
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7 Steps to Managing a Remote Team Successfully

7 Steps to Managing a Remote Team Successfully | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Learn how to manage a remote team successfully with helpful tips from Ahna's Snapchat community.
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Virtual Project Teams and the Gatekeeper Challenge

Virtual Project Teams and the Gatekeeper Challenge | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
In today’s era of connectivity, you're more likely to be part of a virtual team. But what do you do when you are the only off-site team member, working remotely with a team that is otherwise located physically at the same place?
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Workplace Trends: Virtual Teams Are Falling Short of Their Potential—Half of Team Members Feel Their Leaders Aren't Prepared

Workplace Trends: Virtual Teams Are Falling Short of Their Potential—Half of Team Members Feel Their Leaders Aren't Prepared | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Why Are Virtual Teams Falling Short of Their Potential? @culturewizard Study Explains https://t.co/R5FMgT9iRC #PR #PublicRelations
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And many of the companies I am talking to say that they have no need for cross-cultural training for their virtual teams...
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Should You Allow Remote Work at Your Company [Infographic]

Should You Allow Remote Work at Your Company [Infographic] | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Check out the infographic for the latest remote work trends and for tips leaders can use to keep their teams on the same page.
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Everyone has to do everything in Virtual Teams

"Everyone has to do everything in virtual teams" - a short video from scatterwork.com Here is a project scenario: the team do all the technical work they hav...

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Taking responsibility is certainly an important factor in virtual teams.

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Global Virtual Teams - Your Yale SOM teammates welcome you!

Here's your three Yale SOM teammates introducing ourselves and discussing how we think we can make this a successful exercise.

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Interesting video introduction of virtual team members, making them more "human". I also like the fact that they tell the others what communication medium they prefer for their interactions.

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Why and How to Work with Virtual Teams?

Why and How to Work with Virtual Teams? | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it

Virtual teams are on the rise – there is no denying that.

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How to work in virtual teams does also depend on what kind of virtual team it is. There are many different virtual teams, and the strategies and tools need to take this in mind.

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Building Virtual Teams: Strategies For High Performance

Building Virtual Teams: Strategies For High Performance | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Guest post written by Linda Stewart Linda Stewart is CEO of Interaction Associates, a Boston-based global leadership development firm. Her last piece for Forbes was Brainstorms On Brainstorming: How To Get Better Results.
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Not entireley new but still often neglected and very important in virtual teams: focus on trust and building relationships.

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