If you find yourself leading a team whose members you may never actually get to meet in person, these 7 skills will make you a better virtual leader.
Clarify expectations: Reduce the bad assumptions that can multiply when there is less regular conversation.
Focus on results: Don’t worry about how they are spending their time or when they do their work.
Build relationships: Look for ways and encourage team members to do this with each other as well.
Grant trust and expect the best: Expectations must be clear, and communication frequent, but trust is critical to the success of your virtual team.
Be patient: Some things will take more time when you aren’t in close proximity.
Create actionable meetings: Schedule short meetings with clear agendas. Push side discussion off-line
Take advantage of technology: Make the most of the tools available today for planning, productivity and team work.
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