Thrive as a Virtual Team

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A short presentation for independent practitioners and consultants outlining key considerations for building and maintaining a virtual team.

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Thrive as a Virtual Team

  1. 1. Thrive as a Virtual Team Ann N. Videan, APR V idea n Unlimited Marketing Connections www.videanunlimited.com
  2. 2. Thrive as a Virtual Team <ul><li>Structures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaming arrangements (1+1 = 1 full person) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborations (1+1 = 2 people) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual firms (1+1+1+1 = many players) </li></ul></ul>V idea n Unlimited Marketing Connections • www.videanunlimited.com
  3. 3. Thrive as a Virtual Team <ul><li>Models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preferred partner in your niche </li></ul></ul>V idea n Unlimited Marketing Connections • www.videanunlimited.com
  4. 4. Thrive as a Virtual Team V idea n Unlimited Marketing Connections • www.videanunlimited.com
  5. 5. Thrive as a Virtual Team <ul><li>Roadblocks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitors or complementary team? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trustworthy team members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Someone you know </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a relationship </li></ul></ul></ul>V idea n Unlimited Marketing Connections • www.videanunlimited.com
  6. 6. Thrive as a Virtual Team <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agility to meet client demands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complementary skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credibility </li></ul></ul>V idea n Unlimited Marketing Connections • www.videanunlimited.com
  7. 7. Thrive as a Virtual Team <ul><li>Considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Branding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work location/technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Client contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noncompete contracts </li></ul></ul>V idea n Unlimited Marketing Connections • www.videanunlimited.com
  8. 8. Thrive as a Virtual Team <ul><li>Managing the team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting written expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fee structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting mechanisms </li></ul></ul>V idea n Unlimited Marketing Connections • www.videanunlimited.com
  9. 9. Thrive as a Virtual Team Ann N. Videan, APR V idea n Unlimited Marketing Connections www.videanunlimited.com

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