Managing from afar

Effectively working with virtual teams
By Rodrigo Caetano
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/12/2011

Managing remotely is far from an easy task but more and more managers are required to do so. It requires determination and skills that go beyond technical expertise or basic management.

Managers who excel at leading virtual teams understand the importance of strong communication skills and are adept at keeping teams on track. They focus on identifying and communicating project objectives, establishing team structures, facilitating communication and managing the performance of each team member.

Clear project objectives