How to manage Virtual Teams

By Rebecca Plant

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Today’s episode of Boardrooms and Bedrooms is a SuperPower Secrets Session on Managing Virtual Teams.

These sessions are dedicated to giving you the ‘How tos’ for the challenges and problems, as well as the solutions, triggered by our conversations with the couples in business who come on this show and share each week.

Our aim is offer you lessons based on the experience of others on the same journey as you — the strategies that we share are all tried and tested. They are built through the work we do inside the Institute for Couples in Business, as well as our personal experience.

Today, Ed and I discussing Virtual Teams. More specifically, the pros and cons of this solution; how you can set things up from the start to ensure success; and how you can improve your current set up.

We definitely have the first-hand experience on this one, having led a wholly virtual team for the past five years.  But we’re excited to share what we know has worked for our clients inside The PowerHouse and for our business peers.

The challenges we will discuss today were triggered by my conversation with The 2 Bowmans – Steven and Chutisa Bowman, who shared their secrets for growing their global brand.  

You can catch that conversation here:

That discussion also covered the impact of our team players on our business outcomes which led me to today’s topic about how to manage your team across time zones.

In today’s episode, Ed and I open the doors on:

  • Why most couples are reluctant to expand, virtually
  • The most common reason virtual teams fail
  • The Military Secret that keeps our clients’ – and our – teams marching to the same beat
  • The importance of alignment to creating a Virtual Team that works
  • The top 3 ways to ensure your team delivers results, regardless of whether they are in the same room, building, country or otherwise.

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About the Author

Rebecca is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Institute for Couples in Business. Bec is also trusty wife to husband and business partner Ed, and mum to Samuel, 4, and Charles, 2. For the past seven years Bec has been working with business owners, and her Super Powers include making complex problems simple, creating strong connections, and motivating teams by building kick-arse culture. Bec is also author of #1 best-seller Lead-The-Ship and hosts popular podcast Boardrooms & Bedrooms.