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6 Key Building Blocks for Virtual Team Success Redbooth Infographic

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High performing virtual teams aren’t the result of a
sprinkle of magic fairy dust or the whims of fate. They
result from putting the right people together for the
task, and giving them the tools and resources they
need to get the job done. So how do you ensure your
next online collaboration project takes off? Make
sure these 6 building blocks for successful teams are
in place.

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6 Key Building Blocks for Virtual Team Success Redbooth Infographic

  1. 1. 6 KEY BUILDING BLOCKSto Ensure Your Virtual Team’s Success High performing virtual teams aren’t the result of a sprinkle of magic fairy dust or the whims of fate. They result from putting the right people together for the task, and giving them the tools and resources they need to get the job done. So how do you ensure your next online collaboration project takes off? Make sure these 6 building blocks for successful teams are in place. TEAM LEADER TEAM MEMBERS TEAM CHARTER MONITOR PROGRESS RECOGNIZEACHIEVEMENT COLLABORATION Select the right virtual team leader 1 What traits make someone an amazing virtual team leader? Look for someone who: FACILITATES HEALTHY DISCUSSIONS MANAGES CONFLICTS PROMOTES INCLUSION COMMUNICATES WELL PROVIDES REQUIRED INFORMATION AT THE RIGHT TIME PROVIDES RESOURCES THAT SUPPORT THE TEAM IN ACCOMPLISHING THEIR GOAL FOSTERS TRUST AND COLLABORATION CREATES PROCESSES THAT ENABLE INDIVIDUAL AND COLLABORATIVE WORK DEMONSTRATES CULTURAL AWARENESS Select the right virtual team members 2 Tech Savvy Great Interpersonal Skills Self-Directed Focus on enhancing and reinforcing individual and group communication skills, through training and coaching. Organize ongoing team building activities to allow virtual team members to get to know one another and build trust. Make the team’s first meeting face-to-face (live or via HD video conference) Prepare the team to collaborate 3 Create a team charter 4 TEAM GOAL CONNECTIONS PROCEDURES SUCCESS CRITERIA ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES CHARTER Involve the whole team in the creation of the team charter (it makes a great first project task). Document and monitor progress 5 Make sure progress documentation happens at regularly scheduled intervals, and as needed to overcome roadblocks or document milestones. Using an online collaboration platform, like Redbooth, for managing your team’s online collaboration makes it easy to keep all team members apprised of progress of the overall project and how their individual contributions support the overall outcome – something that may not be as evident when members are dispersed. Recognize achievement 6 Don’t forget to celebrate the end of a successful project and provide specific recognition to each team member personally (face-to-face is best). Make sure to get the team together as a whole in person or via video or conference call to recognize their achievement. And remember: what gets recognized gets repeated — so consider rewarding successful project teams with a day off, dinner out, or a creative gift. DINNER OUT Sign up for your free trial of Redbooth today at www.redbooth.com ©2014 Redbooth | redbooth.com

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