Leading and managing a virtual team is considered to be one of the toughest tasks in today’s organisations and many of these teams are seen to fail. In addition to the usual challenges of managing a diverse group of individuals, the manager of a virtual team is faced with further challenges including different managing at a distance, lack of time, and the use of communication technology. Virtual team managers require support to acquire the specific knowledge and skills they need to enhance their traditional leadership competencies.
In this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the biggest challenges remote leaders face.
- Define at least three ways to improve relationships remotely between your team members and you.
- Discuss the pros and cons of at least three remote communication tools.
- Explain at least five specific tactics that will reduce the anxiety of remote employees.