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Video blog: Forgetting team members in conference calls and virtual meetings

Would you like to know how to motivate your virtual team? Well, it is much easier to demotivate your virtual team. Here you will receive some tips on how to demotivate your virtual team members very easily.

It may happen just be accident. You are the virtual team leader and have forgotten to ask one of your virtual team members in your virtual team meeting or conference call about his or her input, about his or her status update. If this virtual team member has not even participated in small talk this can be very demotivating. Why? Just listen to this short video.

Video blog: No feedback in virtual teams

Would you like to know how to motivate your virtual team? Well, it is much easier to demotivate your virtual team. Here you will receive some tips on how to demotivate your virtual team members very easily.

Why is feedback important anyway? And especially in virtual teams you can forget about feedback. Your virtual team members should know by themselves what their work is worth. You can use the missing feedback to really demotivate your team members in a virtual team. Isn’t this wonderful?

Video blog: Native and non-native speakers in virtual teams

How you can perfectly demotivate your virtual team: no special attention to non-native speakers!

Would you like to know how you can motivate your virtual team? Well, to demotivate your virtual team is definitely easier.  Especially if it is a global team with native English speakes and non-native English speakers. Here some tips in my video blog #2:

In this video you will find out how to deal with non-native speakers – especially in virtual team meetings.

 

Free Webinar: Leading International Virtual Teams with Online Meetings

Moderating Online Meetings in Virtual TeamsOn 11 February 2014 there will be a new free webinar on how to moderate online meetings in virtual teams.

Thes webinar is for you if

  • you are the team leader of a global virtual team
  • you don’t have much experience yet with web meetings
  • you wonder how you can ensure that your team members participate actively in the team meeting

 

 

A Christmas Party with a Virtual Team?

How to celebrate Christmas in virtual teams?

A Christmas party for a virtual team – are you wondering how can that be organised? Arranging a classical Christmas party of the kind often held in countries with a Christian history is something that may be hard to organise in a virtual team. For one thing, the team is spread across varying locations throughout the world and therefore also in countries in which different religions dominate. And on the other hand, there may well not be sufficient budget to allow for the virtual team to meet at one location. Which is a shame. Why do companies organise Christmas parties anyway? … Continue reading

Team-building in global virtual teams

Teamwork and team spiritIn modern companies complex tasks are managed in teams, sometimes virtual teams. Why is that? Because the tasks are too complex to be managed by one individual. Most people would agree with the statement that team work is an essential part of today’s business world. But what does it take to make a really good team? Many team-building  event companies have been set up around the world with the aim of helping teams work better together by merging complex tasks or just having fun together. But are these events necessary, are they worthwhile? … Continue reading