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Virtual Teams Blog

Yael Zofi
02/18/2015 - 12:16
Seven Tips for Managing Virtual Teams and Coaching Remote Employees

 

Managing virtual teams is challenging, especially when they report to a local manager (in India) and a virtual manager (you in SF). This ‘Identity Conflict’ is what I refer to in my latest book, A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, as a conflict of ‘belonging’. Many times there are different perspectives around multiple priorities and deadlines, leaving the person confused about feedback, coaching and career development.

 

Without going into too much details about virtual conflicts around Context Communication, I’d like to offer you some suggestions for managing virtual teams through a feedback/coaching...

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Yael Zofi
09/04/2014 - 22:21

With constant changes occurring in the global business environment and economy, getting things done in teams is more important than ever. Given all the downsizing and organizational changes, much more is done virtually in teams. Existing teams have been reconfigured, and employees are working with people they hadn’t worked with before. There appears to be greater recognition that the ability to pull teams together and facilitate collaboration is more critical than in the past. The priority will be on building team chemistry and harmony, partnering across boundaries, and focusing on the company’s big picture interests.

So what does this mean for global leaders and management consultants? Clients are refocused on growth and believe that success depends on obtaining and retaining key talent....

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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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