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Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams / Edition 1
     

Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams / Edition 1

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by Kimball Fisher, Mareen Fisher
 

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ISBN-10: 0071754938

ISBN-13: 9780071754934

Pub. Date: 04/26/2011

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Globalization and new technologies have made team collaboration from distant geographical locations-on the road, from home or client sites, even on the other side of the globe-a routine part of business. Managing these teams requires new skills and sensitivities to maximize team and organizational performance.

Emphasizing pragmatism over theory and offering

Overview

Globalization and new technologies have made team collaboration from distant geographical locations-on the road, from home or client sites, even on the other side of the globe-a routine part of business. Managing these teams requires new skills and sensitivities to maximize team and organizational performance.

Emphasizing pragmatism over theory and offering helpful tips instead of vague observations, Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams helps you bridge the communication gaps created by geographical separation and get peak performance from employees you rarely see. You will learn how to:

Keep team members in remote locations motivated and involved

Coach for peak performance via e-mail, telephone, teleconference, and videoconference

Help widely scattered team members understand their contribution to the business

Build consensus for decisions among virtual team members

Learn effective communication and feedback techniques for enhancing team performance

Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step by step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative features to help you navigate each page:

Clear definitions of key terms and concepts

Tactics and strategies for managing virtual teams

Tricks of the trade for executing effective management techniques

Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error

Warning signs for when things are about to go wrong

Examples of successful virtual managing

Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071754934
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Edition description:
List
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is a Virtual Team; Chapter 2: The Key Challenges of Virtual Team Leadership; Chapter 3: The Seven Competencies of Effective Virtual Team Leaders; Chapter 4: Bridging Cultural Distances; Chapter 5: Selecting and Orienting Virtual Team Members; Chapter 6: Effective Virtual Team Start-Up and Realignment Activities; Chapter 7: Building Trust From a Distance; Chapter 8: Using Communication Technologies; Chapter 9: Managing Performance From a Distance; Chapter 10: Virtual Team Building; Chapter 11: Maintaing a Balanced Home and Work Life; Chapter 12: Assessing Your Effectiveness

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