How to Make Virtual Teams Work

By Shai / On / In Build an Amazing Team, HR for Agile, Management

Companies are transforming. Due to local skill shortages and disparate global labour costs, many companies are opting to set up virtual teams.

Virtual teams are made up of geographically dispersed people, usually from different time zones, ethnicities and cultures, united by various technologies and a common goal. The benefits – such as reduced operational costs and finding better talent across the globe – aren’t just for organisations. Individuals are also choosing to join virtual teams because they provide more flexibility, especially in a society driven by time.

However, operating a virtual team as opposed to a traditional co-located team comes with challenges. The right technology is paramount in operating a virtual team, along with finding the right people with specific skills who are supported by a dynamic leadership team.

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