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Essential strategies for managing virtual teams

Remote workers. Telecommuters. Teleworkers. Virtual Employees. These are just a few ways to describe the 25 – 35 million people who work at least partially outside of a traditional office environment. According to Forrester Research, this number will reach 63 million—or 43% of the workforce—by 2016.

With many organizations employing remote workers or moving toward a virtual environment, the practices of hiring, developing and retaining employees have become more complex. To adapt, managers must reconsider traditional management strategies to meet the unique challenges and characteristics of remote teams, whose members live in different time zones, rarely or never see one another in person, and communicate primarily via electronic mediums.

We’ve put together this white paper to examine the major challenges related to remote-team management and to outline the key principles that will help managers achieve success with virtual teams.

Download this paper to learn how to:

• Determine the culture of a team to define high performance and improve group synergy

• Conduct job analyses to ensure strong fit for the team, role and working environment

• Support, coach and motivate employees to drive productivity and retention

• Apply data-driven strategies to manage conflict, facilitate learning and communicate feedback.


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