Mastering Virtual Teams: Strategies, Tools, and Techniques That Succeed

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The original edition of Mastering Virtual Teams offered a first–of–its–kind tool kit for leaders and members of virtual teams. Now, this revised and expanded second edition includes a CD–ROM packed with useful resources that allow virtual teams to access and use the book′s many checklists, assessments, and other practical tools quickly and easily. The authors provide updated guidelines, strategies, and best practices for working cross–culturally and cross–functionally, across time and distance, to see a project through. The useful tools, exercises, and real–life examples show how anyone can master the unique dynamics of virtual team participation in an environment where the old rules no longer apply.

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Office face-time may always play a critical role in certain corporate settings, but technology and globalisation have combined to thrust "virtual meetings" into an increasingly important place on today's overall business stage. With once-rigid boundaries of time, geography and even organisation now rapidly disappearing, members of almost any workplace team can communicate and collaborate regardless of physical location. How do the most effective do it? Deborah L. Duarte, assistant professor at George Washington University, and Nancy Tennant Snyder, chief learning officer for Whirlpool Corporation, outline suggestions applicable to large and small organisations alike in Mastering Virtual Teams. Designed for those who work in- -as well as lead--such teams, it is divided into sections that focus on their unique inherent complexities, their creation and their operation. Real-life examples and the authors' experienced observations are complemented by an abundance of helpful checklists and practical exercises. --Howard Rothman, Amazon.com

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"Clear and practical guidance on one of the most pressing problems in every multinational enterprise––how to work across the boundaries of time, space, and culture. This book represents an important step forward in our fundamental understanding of succeeding in today′s global marketplace." (David R. Whitwam, chairman and CEO, Whirlpool Corporation)

"Most work in most organizations most of the time is done by teams. Many now need to be virtual. This book explains what, why, and how, with down–to–earth concepts and useful applications." (Joseph White, dean, University of Michigan Business School)

"This book is an important contribution to both practice and theory. The authors capture the full challenge of leading and working across traditional organizational boundaries and offer practical, sound guidance for leveraging maximum performance." (Mark Linaugh, vice president, Time Inc.)

"Duarte and Snyder are masterful at making an esoteric topic understandable. The exercises and tools are immediately applicable and work in any organization or culture." (Nikki Adams, director of training, Seagate Technology)

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