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Video blog: Conference calls in virtual teams

Do you lead a virtual team and have regular conference calls? Or you use an online meeting tool like Skype for Business or WebEx for your virtual team meetings but you do not share your webcam or anything visual? On the other hand, you certainly want to know how you can motivate your virtual team members through these conference calls?

In this video you will learn about the impact of “boring” conference calls to your team members. And maybe you will get a first idea of what you could do better in the future?

Video blog: No intercultural training in international teams!

Do you lead an international virtual team and would like to know how you can motivate your team members? Why not start by viewing how you could easily demotivate them? Without even recognizing what is wrong. In this short video you will receive a tip how you can demotivate your team members, especially those who have a different cultural background than you and the majority of the team.

An intercultural training is often seen as unnecessary in our global world. Why should it help your international team to communicate better, share important information and collaborate more effectively? There is only one right way to communicate and work – and that is your way, the way that your own cultural backgorund dictates. Right? Or am I mistaken here?

Video blog: No one-on-one calls with distant team members

You lead a virtual team and would like to know how you can motivate your team members? Why not start by trying not to demotivate them? Here you will receive a tip how you can demotivate the team members who are not located at the same site as you.

It is very easy to demotivate the team members in your virtual team who are not located in the same office as you are. One-on-one calls with these team members are especially important. You can read more about the impact of one-one-one calls in remote or virtual teams here: One-on-one calls in virtual teams.

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