Virtual Teams

is defined as a group of people who work together collaboratively on a common project to achieve shared goals and objectives. These people normally work together from different geographic locations. In order to be successful there are a few things we need to consider;

Have the Right Team

Not everyone is right to work with a virtual team you need people who are self-sufficient, comfortable working without much directions or constant support, and excellent communicators.

Tools

Slack
Skype
Asana
Sharepoint or Google Drive

Meetings

With team members based globally, one of your biggest challenges might be scheduling meetings across time zones. Try to schedule a daily check-in for everyone daily or weekly can be brief but an update on any new items that need to be shared with the team.

Having virtual teams are a powerful organizational structure, you have the ability to scale rapidly across geographies making for an agile, efficient, and diverse organization.