The Characteristics of Effective Virtual Teams from UNC - Click here to read
An interesting 2009 Literature Review on Virtual Teams - Click here to read
For N I chose "nuance". The perceptive ability of virtual and remote team leaders is critical. Our ability to pick up on nuances in terms of voice (especially when we are on the phone) or our ability to pick up on what's not being said by team members who might not want to share bad news or set backs.
While communication is a key skill for all team leaders, virtual team leaders can benefit from developing even more intuitive communication abilities. Our skills are also shaped by how we connect with our team. Technologies like zoom, skype and facetime, allow us to physically see each other and hold team meetings, real-time, almost as if we were beside each other, albeit with more distance amongst us When we move to phone based only solutions our communication skills, particularly our listening skills, can benefit from even more nuanced approaches
Questions to consider:
Where is nuance important in your work?
This week notice the nuances in communication.
What is being said in your conversations? What is not?
Have a great week,
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