- Language: English
- 800 Pages
- Published: April 2008
- Region: Global
Virtual Team Success. A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance
- Published: October 2010
- Region: Global
- 224 Pages
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This book leverages robust research studies and provides a practical resource for virtual team members and leaders. Based on a research study which is one of the most comprehensive studies ever conducted on virtual teams, this book offers a wealth of solid recommendations. To help organizations and leaders enhance virtual team performance, the book includes information on: key challenges, factors for success, characteristics of effective virtual teams, a model for success, effective practices, enhancing performance of low performing teams. The book also includes sections on future challenges and issues.
List of Tables, Case Studies, Figures, and Exhibits.
SECTION ONE: Building High-Performing Virtual Teams.
Chapter One: Why Virtual Teams Fail.
Four Pitfalls to Virtual Team Performance.
Chapter Two: Profiles of Virtual Team Success—What Good Looks Like.
Communication and Training.
Chapter Three: Virtual Team Launch Kit.
Test Your Virtual Team Launch IQ.
Setting Virtual Teams Up for Success.
Is Your Organization Prepared to Support Virtual Team Work?
Chapter Four: What Differentiates Great Virtual Teams—How to RAMP Up Your Team's Performance.
What Differentiates Top Virtual Teams?
The ShingleSeal Standstill: How Would You Handle It?
RAMP Up Virtual Team Performance.
SECTION TWO: Leading Virtual Teams.
Chapter Five: How to Lead Virtual Teams—Tips, Techniques, and Best Practices for High Performance.
Challenges Virtual Team Leaders Face.
Raygen Company Slump: How Would You Handle It?
Virtual Team Leadership Self-Assessment.
What Makes an Effective Virtual Team Leader?
Obstacles at a Glance: A Quick Reference Guide.
Chapter Six: What Factors Really Accelerate Virtual Team. Performance—The Four Top Performance Boosters.
Taking Virtual Team Performance to the Next Level.
Chapter Seven: Facilitating High-Impact Virtual Meetings—Techniques. That Really Work.
The Facilitator's Role.
Building a V-Meeting Agenda.
Keeping Virtual Meetings on Track.
Dealing with Other Common Challenges.
Conclusion: Six Lessons for Successful Virtual Teams.
Lesson 1: Focus on People Issues.
Lesson 2: No Trust, No Team.
Lesson 3: “Soft” Skills are Essential.
Lesson 4: Watch Out For Performance Peaks.
Lesson 5: Create a “High-Touch” Environment.
Lesson 6: Virtual Team Leadership Matters.
Appendix: OnPoint's Global Virtual Team Study.
About the Authors.
Darleen DeRosa, Ph.D., is a managing partner at OnPoint Consulting. She brings ten years of management consulting experience, with expertise in the areas of talent/succession management, executive assessment, virtual teams, and organizational assessment. Darleen has authored numerous articles on virtual teams.
Richard Lepsinger is president of OnPoint Consulting and has a twenty-year track record of success as a human resource consultant and executive. He is the coauthor of four books on leadership including Closing the Execution Gap: How Great Leaders and Their Companies Get Results, Flexible Leadership: Creating Value by Balancing Multiple Challenges and Choices, The Art and Science of 360? Feedback, and The Art and Science of Competency Models, all from Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.