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How to Lead Effective Virtual Teams [Tips & Book Review]

Leading Effective Virtual Teams is an odd book. It's a bit like a series of very dense magazine articles as every chapter is heavy with bullet-pointed lists of top tips and guidelines. It reads very differently to other books, but it's very effective given what Nancy M. Settle-Murphy wants to ... READ the POST

How to Build Trust in Virtual Teams [Book Review & Tips]

Trust matters because it helps build a resilient project team. Trust helps get things done. Trusted team members not only do only what is asked, but what the project needs them to do, because they know that the project manager will trust their decisions and actions.  Trust is a shortcut ... READ the POST

What is a virtual team?

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"Virtuality...is a critique on how work gets done," writes Thomas P. Wise in his book, Trust in Virtual Teams. Before I read the book, I defined a virtual team as one that was split over several locations. If the team was physically located together, then they weren’t virtual. However, Wise ... READ the POST

6 Tips for Managing International Project Teams

When I was working in France, my Indian colleagues rang to tell us they were being sent home after office buildings in Bangalore were damaged: the death of Indian film legend Rajkumar had prompted spontaneous violence amongst mourners on the streets. Another time, I was stuck with other commuters ... READ the POST

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