Because of the diversity of ideas and perspectives, virtual teams are the ideal forum to gather best practices and implement changes across geographical and organizational boundaries. Unfortunately, time zone challenges and large group meetings with little time for involvement mean most virtual teams do not live up to their potential.
How do you as a virtual team leader balance the need for team member involvement with the need to accomplish results in a timely manner? You create the right team structure to efficiently leverage diversity of thought. Instead of inviting everyone to every meeting, organize your team for the right level of involvement at the right time.
How to Tell if Your Core Team is Too Big
Wondering if your current team is too big? Here are a few telltale signs:
- if you have trouble scheduling meetings;
- if getting everyone’s input is too time consuming; or
- if only a few…
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