Virtual Team Success
In today's complex organizations it is not uncommon to have as many as 50 percent of employees working on virtual teams. As the "virtual revolution" continues to spread, how can companies ensure that virtual team collaboration is producing the desired results?
Highly practical and easy to navigate, Virtual Team Success leverages the authors' robust global research study and hands-on experience to provide an immediately usable resource for virtual team members and team leaders. This groundbreaking book is a hands-on, practical toolkit filled with down-to-earth examples and insights that can enhance the virtual team experience for everyone involved.
The authors' research study is one of the most comprehensive applied studies ever conducted on virtual teams, and all of the recommendations outlined are based on these findings as well as the authors' years of experience helping virtual teams and virtual team leaders effectively lead and collaborate from a distance. To help organizations and leaders enhance virtual team performance, the book includes:
Why Virtual Teams Failoutlines the four pitfalls that frequently derail virtual teams
Profile of High Performing Teamsaddresses the characteristics of the most effective virtual teams and what makes them successful
Virtual Team Launch Kitprovides practical guidelines and tools for successfully launching virtual teams
How to RAMP Up Your Team's Effectivenessintroduces a practical research-based model of virtual team effectiveness to improve team performance
Profile of Top Performing Virtual Team Leadersidentifies the practices of the most successful virtual team leaders
Facilitating High-Impact Virtual Meetingsincludes tips and techniques to effectively lead "v-meetings"
Virtual Team Success also includes practical resources for virtual team leaders, quick reference guides for diagnosing virtual team problems, and six lessons for virtual team success.
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.
It is very much a new managers book, and pretty theoretical; unfortunately light on practical techniques. This is one of the kindle books I wish I could return. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tony Sherman
This is a great guide for managing virtual teams and environments. Highly recommend this for any company looking at going virtual.Published 7 months ago by Shonna A. Aiken
The content of the book is cheese. It didn't teach me anything. I didn't like the way it was written. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gaby
I do like how the book can be used as a "handbook", allowing you to flip to the relevant pages of the book for your needs (as opposed to having to read it straight... Read morePublished 14 months ago by J.R. Espino
Good illustrations. Bought this book for a class. It is fairly easy to read. Generally neutral feeling about this book.Published 16 months ago by bonnie
I find it curious that nearly everyone that has written a glowing 5 star review for this book are people who've never written a review before or since.Published 23 months ago by felix the cat
Very valuable insights into remote/virtual team management. I highly recommended for executives, managers, consultants and team leads who are finding themselves working with remote... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Ron Herman
I am relatively new to the world of virtual teams, primarily through my doctoral studies over the last couple of years. Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by dswift
Virtual Team Success provides a concise but informative look at the root causes for virtual team failure and the attributes of those teams that excel. Read morePublished on October 24, 2011 by James Magel