Why your virtual team is feeling totally demotivated


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Why your virtual team is feeling totally demotivated

  1. 1. www.virtualteamintelligence.com Here are 8 reasons why your virtual team could be lacking “luster”. Check which of these reasons apply to your virtual team (you could be guilty of more than one), then apply the suggestions to build a united, more motivated virtual team.
  2. 2. www.virtualteamintelligence.com #1 You’re Absent As a Team Leader >> A team leader needs to be present, even in the virtual world. Make your presence known and provide leadership through regular communication – not just with the team as a whole, but with individuals. Use Social Media and Online Team Collaboration Tools to keep in touch. When you plan a meeting, make sure you show up! Online meetings are just as important as face-to-face meetings.
  3. 3. www.virtualteamintelligence.com #2 Team Members Feel Disconnected and Out of Touch With What Is Going On In The Business >> Don’t just assign tasks to your team, then walk away. Keep communication regular and encouraging. Small, quick, regular online updates are better than occasional, long drawn-out marathon style teleconferencing sessions.
  4. 4. www.virtualteamintelligence.com #3 Your Virtual Team Meetings Are Events To Be Dreaded – With No Outcomes Achieved >> Get your virtual team excited about showing up for online team meetings. Try these suggestions: http://virtualteamintelligence.com/managing-virtual-team- meetings/boring-virtual-team-meetings-banned-forever/
  5. 5. www.virtualteamintelligence.com #4 Business Goals are not clear to the entire team >> Set and communicate team goals >> to the entire team. Invite your team members to contribute to goals and objectives. Encourage new ideas and innovation. Make sure your entire team is involved and understands what they are working towards. That will instil a sense of unity in the group.
  6. 6. www.virtualteamintelligence.com #5 Team Members Are Not Rewarded or Recognised for their efforts >> Remember to recognise and reward the team members that you can’t see. A simple email of thanks and/or public acknowledgement at a team meeting will go a long way to boosting morale in your team. Sending a gift to your virtual team members will be really appreciated. Recognising the individual is as important as recognising the entire team.
  7. 7. www.virtualteamintelligence.com #6 “All Work and No Play” Is Making a Dull Team >> Create opportunities for team members to come together to have some fun. Take time to have a coffee (you can still have a coffee chat online), talk and celebrate together. Play virtual team building games together
  8. 8. www.virtualteamintelligence.com #7 Lack of Consideration to the Individual Circumstances of your Team Members >>Before planning project meetings and project schedules, consider where your team members are located and what timezone they are working in. Perhaps rotate team meeting times so difficult timezones are shared across the team. Does anyone on your team have trouble speaking English? Are there special days/celebrations they will want to observe.? It’s important to respect where each team member is coming from.
  9. 9. www.virtualteamintelligence.com #8 Being Blind As To How Your Virtual Team Dynamics Work >> Learn how your team operates and work with them to improve performance. Just because you’re calling them a team, doesn’t mean they are operating as one. Arrange for your team to participate in REAL team building activities to help you to identify your team strengths and weaknesses. Have your team take a personality test so you can identify who should be doing what tasks.
  10. 10. Click here for More Virtual Team Tips>>>>> www.virtualteamintelligence.com