An increasing number of teams are moving to the virtual and remote space. While team foundations are team foundations, I am finding a lot of team leaders are eager to acquire more resources around team building activities for their own teams.
As a professional who has been involved in supporting virtual and remote teams for the better part of the last 30 years (yes -- even before the days of the internet!), first as a team leader, and more recently in the last 15 years as a coach and author, virtual and remote teamwork is a passion of mine.
I included several chapters on the topic of virtual team development in my 2017 book - Effective Virtual Conversations (see part 3 and specifically chapters 10 -12). I also have included virtual options in the 40 Ways to Work with Visual Cards e-book, which includes step by step facilitated instructions and questions to explore topics related to change, innovation, teamwork with your teams using images and other visuals.
This month, I wanted to further go into detail about different virtual and remote team activities, and this has been the focus over at my sister blog - the Teams365 blog at my main company site PotentialsRealized.com.
Each Tuesday and Wednesday this month I am going into further detail about different activities you can use with your own virtual or remote team in your next web or phone based meeting.
Here are several posts with more information on specific activities you might want to explore with your virtual or remote team:
Teams365 #1899 - Using Icons to explore topics. Click here to view.
Teams365 #1898: Virtual Team Builder - COINS: Click here to view
Teams365 #1892: Creating Connection through Images. Click here to view.
Be sure to visit the Teams365 blog regularly for more tips on virtual team development. Given that virtual and remote teamwork has been a significant focus for me at that blog for the last six years, you are also invited to check out the tags related to virtual and remote teamwork at the Teams365 blog such has remote teams, as well as the downloadable ebook - A-Z of Virtual and Remote Leadership . Let us know how you put these ideas into practice, by sharing over at the PlanDoTrack Facebook page. You may also want to use #remoteteamtips as a hashtag
Jennifer Britton - Potentials Realized
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