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  • 1. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, Copyright 2011 AIM Strategies. All Rights Reserved. www.aim-strategies.com * T: 718-832-6699 * F: 718-832-6660 * info@aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com/blog 1 Welcomes You to A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, Copyright 2011 AIM Strategies. All Rights Reserved. www.aim-strategies.com * T: 718-832-6699 * F: 718-832-6660 * info@aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com/blog
  • 2. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, Copyright 2011 AIM Strategies. All Rights Reserved. www.aim-strategies.com * T: 718-832-6699 * F: 718-832-6660 * info@aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com/blog 2 A virtual team, whether across the street or across the world, is a team whose members simultaneously work together to a common purpose, while physically apart.
  • 3. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, Copyright 2011 AIM Strategies. All Rights Reserved. www.aim-strategies.com * T: 718-832-6699 * F: 718-832-6660 * info@aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com/blog 3 “People who need to work together who aren’t currently in the same office. They can also be working in different departments, or different cities and countries, and still operate virtually as well.” - VT manager, Humanitarian relief organization “Any team that doesn’t have a set office that people show up in regularly. There are really two sides to it: 1) pulling together an ad hoc team and creating a virtual team to work on a project on an ‘as needed’ basis and 2) virtual teams working across time zone using technology.” - VT member, Technology communications company
  • 4. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, Copyright 2011 AIM Strategies. All Rights Reserved. www.aim-strategies.com * T: 718-832-6699 * F: 718-832-6660 * info@aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com/blog 4 • Technological challenges • Speed can bring misunderstandings. • Brainstorming becomes more difficult. • Running regularly scheduled remote meetings. • Social isolation: “I’m by myself” • Motivating employees and establishing team spirit. • Building trust. How can you overcome these challenges?
  • 5. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, Copyright 2011 AIM Strategies. All Rights Reserved. www.aim-strategies.com * T: 718-832-6699 * F: 718-832-6660 * info@aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com/blog 5 There’s a book for that! There is a book for that! Lucky for you…
  • 6. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, Copyright 2011 AIM Strategies. All Rights Reserved. www.aim-strategies.com * T: 718-832-6699 * F: 718-832-6660 * info@aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com/blog 6 Four Critical Elements of Team Success in a Cross Cultural World: » Context Communication » Trust & Accountability » Conflict Mediation » Deliverable Management
  • 7. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, Copyright 2011 AIM Strategies. All Rights Reserved. www.aim-strategies.com * T: 718-832-6699 * F: 718-832-6660 * info@aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com/blog 7 ...well organized and comprehensive resource within the global management landscape... - Alex Ovadia, Philips Healthcare, Israel ...a must-read for managers, directors operating in LEAN business... - Jeanine Johnson, Amazon
  • 8. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, Copyright 2011 AIM Strategies. All Rights Reserved. www.aim-strategies.com * T: 718-832-6699 * F: 718-832-6660 * info@aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com/blog 8 ...most comprehensive resource for cross- cultural virtual challenges... - Robert J. Lee, Ph.D., iCoach New York ...Zofi’s groundbreaking research has created the most comprehensive guide to high-performing virtual teams... - Jennifer Eggars, NCR
  • 9. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, Copyright 2011 AIM Strategies. All Rights Reserved. www.aim-strategies.com * T: 718-832-6699 * F: 718-832-6660 * info@aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com/blog 9 » Founder & CEO, AIM Strategies® » Professor at New York University Current: AT&T, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan Chase, CIGNA, Nokia, General Electric, Pfizer, Philips, Société Générale & Viacom Clients: » Global Vice President of LD/PMP with J.P. Morgan » Change Management with PwC & Accenture Prior: Yael Zofi Author, Speaker, Virtual Teams Expert & Cross Cultural Coach Email: yael@aim-strategies.com Blog: www.aim-strategies.com/blog LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/yaelzofi Forbes.com, Business Week, CNBC, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Halogen Talent Management, All Business, eZine, Entrepreneur, and Bloomberg.com Featured In:
  • 10. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, Copyright 2011 AIM Strategies. All Rights Reserved. www.aim-strategies.com * T: 718-832-6699 * F: 718-832-6660 * info@aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com/blog 10 To get updates about virtual team trends, visit our blog at: www.aim-strategies.com/blog Email: info@aim-strategies.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/#!/AIMStrategies LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/aim-strategies-applied-innovative-management . . .Bridging the Human Connection in a Virtual World. . .
  • 11. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, Copyright 2011 AIM Strategies. All Rights Reserved. www.aim-strategies.com * T: 718-832-6699 * F: 718-832-6660 * info@aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com/blog 11 THANK YOU ! www.aim-strategies.com www.aim-strategies.com/blog 718-832-6699 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/yaelzofi Email: info@aim-strategies.com