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Virtual Teams Blog

AIM Strategies® Team
07/22/2014 - 18:07

In overseeing the well-being of others we often forget to check-in with ourselves. This is also true of managers. If you are an avid reader of this blog, you recently learned about a career life event we call the 20/20s. If not, click here to read our last post before continuing with this second half.

 

The manager in this scenario experienced a moment of doubt before realizing the value they actually bring. However, quick recoveries like this one don’t always occur, creating the need for further intervention. When it comes to evaluating one’s...

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AIM Strategies® Team
06/25/2014 - 18:19

When did it happen? You had fresh ideas, a new suit, and a promising future. Then one day you woke up to a recollection of a thought, a thousand responsibilities, and a promising diet plan. Your staff speaks CSS, PHP, Ruby, XML, and a few hundred more trendy abbreviations you aren’t quite sure are related to the internet, a reality star, or an expletive; but you do know it is exhausting trying to keep up. Heck you remember mimeographs — try slipping that one into a virtual watercooler conversation and it’s death by silence.

 
So it happened, you’ve become the slowly aging portrait to their perpetual youth. The truth is you have entered the 20/20s. The career no-man’s-land twenty years in and a good twenty to go, where you are neither young nor old and your mind is racing with quality of...

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AIM Strategies® Team
04/04/2014 - 22:34

“Exactly when did the crazy cat lady drop off this box of kittens to manage?” you ask yourself after another epic fail to reach your virtual team. Sure you handpicked them, sure you love their energy, and sure you benefit from your global footprint, but are you asking too much for a little communication now and then? Just as you are about to take extreme measures, Michael, your friend and colleague, who served alongside you in the trenches when you were both wide-eyed junior executives, enters your office with a supportive “Dude, your frustration is palpable. What’s up?”
 
After you launch into a brief rant, he asks if you’ve tried “Tworking”. Of course you respond, “That thing...

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AIM Strategies® Team
03/29/2014 - 01:58

You may recall our recent post describing a scenario not uncommon to most teams – multiple complications with an added network failure to liven things up. If you didn’t get a chance, you can read it here, Virtual Team Comic Relief: Just In Time For Cocktails, before continuing with Part 2 below. (We don’t want to spoil the story for you.)

 

So the question posed in Part 1 was “What occurred during the 30-minute call?” How is it possible to solve a client’s issues in just thirty minutes? True, thirty minutes isn’t a lot of time if you think about it. That’s not even enough time to perform a simple task like washing...

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