Virtual Team Success A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance

ISBN-10: 0470532963
ISBN-13: 9780470532966
Edition: 2010 (Guide (Instructor's))
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Description: This book leverages robust research studies and provides a practical resource for virtual team members and leaders. Based on a research study which is one of the most comprehensive studies ever conducted on virtual teams, this book offers a wealth  More...

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Book details

List price: $57.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/27/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210

This book leverages robust research studies and provides a practical resource for virtual team members and leaders. Based on a research study which is one of the most comprehensive studies ever conducted on virtual teams, this book offers a wealth of solid recommendations. To help organizations and leaders enhance virtual team performance, the book includes information on: key challenges, factors for success, characteristics of effective virtual teams, a model for success, effective practices, enhancing performance of low performing teams. The book also includes sections on future challenges and issues.

ANNTOINNETTE D. LUCIA and RICHARD LEPSINGER are managing partners of Manus, a Right Management Consultants company that specializes in helping organizations implement business strategies. Their consulting work has included facilitating organizational change; team building for senior management teams; linking human resource plans to strategic plans; ensuring the integration of teams following mergers; designing, conducting, and evaluating executive and management development programs; developing competency models; and using feedback systems to help individual executives improve their effectiveness. They have worked with managers and management teams at Coca-Cola, Allied Signal, Northwestern Mutual Life, Chase Manhattan Bank, KPMG Peat Marwick, MCI, the New York Stock Exchange, Prudential, PaineWebber, Subaru of America, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, and Union Carbide, among others. Lucia and Lepsinger are co-authors of the best-selling book The Art and Science of 360? Feedback, published by Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.

List of Tables, Case Studies, Figures, and Exhibits
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Building High-Performing Virtual Teams
Why Virtual Teams Fail
Key Challenges
Four Pitfalls to Virtual Team Performance
Conclusion
Profiles of Virtual Team Success-What Good Looks Like
Team Composition
Communication and Training
Leadership
Conclusion
Virtual Team Launch Kit
Test Your Virtual Team Launch IQ
Setting Virtual Teams Up for Success
Is Your Organization Prepared to Support Virtual Team Work?
Conclusion
What Differentiates Great Virtual Teams-How to RAMP Up Your Team's Performance
What Differentiates Top Virtual Teams?
The ShingleSeal Standstill: How Would You Handle It?
RAMP Up Virtual Team Performance
Conclusion
Leading Virtual Teams
How to Lead Virtual Teams-Tips, Techniques, and Best Practices for High Performance
Challenges Virtual Team Leaders Face
Raygen Company Slump: How Would You Handle It?
Virtual Team Leadership Self-Assessment
What Makes an Effective Virtual Team Leader?
Obstacles at a Glance: A Quick Reference Guide
Conclusion
What Factors Really Accelerate Virtual Team Performance-The Four Top Performance Boosters
Taking Virtual Team Performance to the Next Level
Conclusion
How to Facilitate High-Impact Virtual Meetings-Techniques That Really Work
The Facilitator's Role
V-Meeting Checklist
Building a V-Meeting Agenda
Keeping Virtual Meetings on Track
Dealing with Other Common Challenges
Conclusion
Conclusion: Six Lessons for Successful Virtual Teams
Focus on People Issues
No Trust, No Team
"Soft" Skills Are Essential
Watch Out For Performance Peaks
Create a "High-Touch" Environment
Virtual Team Leadership Matters
Closing Thoughts
Appendix: OnPoint's Global Virtual Team Study
Notes
About the Authors
Index

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