Advances in communications technology have made the virtual workplace a reality, allowing organizations to bring together talent from around the world in an effort to gain a competitive edge. Over 50 percent of professionals around the world spend at least half the week working remotely, with an increasing number of them never setting foot inside a traditional office.
Virtual teams offer immense benefits for many companies, delivering cost savings, flexibility, and enhanced productivity. Cloud-based productivity software makes it easier than ever for organizations to support virtual work and monitor progress no matter where team members are located.
While making the transition from co-located teams to virtual teams can be challenging, OnPoint Consulting’s research has identified three key categories that are crucial to ensuring virtual team success:
- Team Composition
- Communication and Training
- Effective Leadership
For a closer look at how these categories have a direct impact on virtual team performance, join OnPoint’s Rick Lepsinger as he shares a number of best practices for virtual teams.