Clear goals - On the individual level and also the team level, how does each team member connect into the larger interface of the team. Being clear on what success looks like and what is necessary to achieve this? That might include resources, feedback loops, authority, responsibility and/or reporting structures)
Roles and responsibilities – A second essential area for virtual teams to look at are roles and responsibilities. It is imperative for all team members to be crystal clear and granular in terms of what the roles and responsibilities of each team member is. Additional questions to consider are:
How their work intersects with others.
Where might duplication exist?
What responsibility and authority do people need in order to complete their work?
Who they report to, receive feedback from and when.
Matrix relationships – It is likely that the employee will have a series of matrix relationships, especially if they are global. In clarifying matrix relationships it is important to be clear on what the reporting structures are and how and when issues should be flagged with each leader. Being intentional around the feedback loops is also important.
What issues need to be addressed with matrix relationships?
What other issues need attention, or a pulse check, in your team right now?
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