Virtual teams: 5 ways to ensure communication works well

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When you are comes in virtual teams-which are becoming more commonplace in the modern workplace and clear and regular communication with them.

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Virtual teams: 5 ways to ensure communication works well www.myvirtualcommute.com

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Good communication is an essential characteristic to perform high-performing in teams. Without good communication with employees than the team doesn’t perform well and they are always suffering at that time. When you are comes in virtual teams-which are becoming more commonplace in the modern workplace and clear and regular communication with them. www.myvirtualcommute.com

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clear and broad expectations Trust is an essential feature of successful teams. In virtual teams, people are pulling in different directions at different times, particularly if they’re in different time zones, which makes it less likely our expectations around communications will be met. www.myvirtualcommute.com

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Create a common language When we communicate non-verbally using technology, we lose much of the context we get when speaking to someone on the phone or face-to-face. Creating a common language in virtual teams helps mitigate against this and, when combined with setting expectations as above, reduces the potential for uncertainty and negative interpretations of others’ communication.

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clear and broad expectations Trust is an essential feature of successful teams. In virtual teams, people are pulling in different directions at different times, particularly if they’re in different time zones, which makes it less likely our expectations around communications will be met. www.myvirtualcommute.com

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Select communication channels appropriately When it comes to communication channels, it’s easy to regress towards the status quo (which in many cases is email) or use one communication channel for everything. But most tools are suited to specific forms of communication based on variables like length of message required or the type of message being communicated (highly technical, for example). www.myvirtualcommute.com

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Encourage both task and social-oriented communication Communication between virtual teams comes in two flavours: task-focused (work-related) and social (non-work related). www.myvirtualcommute.com

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