When team members work from different locations (and from different time zones), they will need flexibility in how and when they get their work done to be most effective. So if you are leading a virtual team, give the team enough autonomy in how they get their work done, allow them to choose their own working methods, and allow them to schedule their work. Give team member clearly defined roles and discuss what is expected of each team member to enhance role clarity. Make sure that the virtual team receives regular feedback about their performance and create opportunities for social support. For example, create virtual communication channels (using tools like slack or MS teams) where team members can connect and exchange about work-related questions, post useful information, and/or even just inform the team about upcoming social events. This prevents team members feeling isolated within the virtual team context. … [Read more...] about How “Virtual” Has Your Work Become?