Virtual teams are active social systems, and like any other social system, they can be functional or dysfunctional which calls for strategic organizational development solutions that impact the entire organization. Virtual leadership is ideally expressed through interaction of the entire team, which offers a great opportunity to rethink leadership and team management solutions going forward. New and more sophisticated tools and technologies are in the pipeline, ready to be adapted to your team. But it’s up to you and your dispersed team members to use them productively to move business interests forward in an enterprise-wide way.
Even if the future of strategic organizational development and enterprise technology is unpredictable, it is clear that virtual teams will be strongly defined by technical possibilities. Regardless of what forms these innovations take, you would be wise to follow the advice of one of Yael’s clients, a Senior Global Director at a major electronics conglomerate:
“Be simple in what you do, understand the limitation of sending a complex ‘mess’ over the ocean, and recognize that people are more alike than you think.”
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