Whether you`re working with a new team on a new project or working for years, creating a team agreement will help you create the glue that connects your team. By learning, applying and adapting these best practices for managing virtual teams, you have a better chance of guiding your teams to project success. Selecting and knowing the desired virtual personality and how to achieve it is the next step in creating a virtual project manager personality. It is made in a conscious and proactive mansion and sometimes it is personally difficult. Getting constructive feedback and adopting a virtual personality and presence are best practices for virtual project management. Welcome to the Superpowers Collaboration podcast. My name is Lisette and I interview people and companies that do great things remotely. Welcome to a different episode, each one. Today we are going to talk about team agreements.
But first, I would like to announce that I met another 3.0 facilitator at risk of learning. And on July 25th in London, we will offer distance learning. So if you`re curious about what it is, then keep your eyes on the La La SuperPower Collaboration newsletter. Creating a virtual personality requires prior planning and a strong sense of knowing each other. Getting to know each other is a proven method for virtual project managers and for creating a virtual personality. Knowing how voice and sound, word choice, clarity and the ability to express themselves in spoken and written communication are interpreted, are the first steps to creating a virtual personality. What is the strength of the project manager`s written and verbal communication, delegation, influence and capacity building? Is he ready to ask for and receive feedback? Can the project manager create a voice that awakens and creates a sense of urgency? Does the project manager receive good information on the site by asking good questions? If the project manager is direct and noisy, is the team afraid to ask questions? Each team consists of a certain combination of personality types. And with these unique personality types come different types of processing and information transmission. To act as a team, it is important that everyone communicates. Just as an orchestra tunes in before a concert or an athlete warms up before training, tuning a virtual team helps put everyone on the same side. Author: Lee S. Johnsen, CPT, CPLP, SPHR is an international leader in virtual team management, management development and performance improvement.
He is an expert who helps global teams and their leaders meet the challenges and opportunities they face in a virtual world. He has spoken internationally about this and other issues that are pushing the public to expand its thinking and leadership practices. The development of a TOA opens a discussion on the values of the team members and reinforces the goal of the team. This fosters strong relationships among team members as they learn to work together, communicate and build trust - remotely.