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Virtual Teams Book – Monthly News, January 2022

Writing Retreat ahead At the end of last year I completed the first draft of the book and I am really pleased that despite everything that was going on last year, I managed to reach that important milestone. Along the way I made some changes to the structure of the book and now that the draft is complete, I can also see overarching themes emerging. My plan was to continue editing the draft chapters over…

VIRTUAL TEAMS BOOK: … EXTRACT FROM The Introduction

Progress since the last post Since my last post, I have been working on the Introduction to the book and that has been very helpful. It’s prompted me to write an overview of how all the chapters hang together and it’s help me get a clearer sense of the overall structure. Apart from the conclusion, I have now drafted all chapters. I have decided to incorporate what was going to be a chapter on addressing…

Remote working radio

In recent months I have been blogging about writing a book about leading virtual teams and I have shared my progress in blog posts and extracts from draft chapters. This month I am writing on the introduction for the book and once I have that completed, then I’ll be close to having a draft of the complete book, which is pretty exciting. And that means it’s time to start what will hopefully turn into a…

Virtual Teams Book: Setting out as a Virtual Team… extract from Chapter 1

Progress since the last post Since my last post, I have been working on Chapter 1 which is all about setting out as a Virtual Team. It’s been very rewarding to work on this chapter as it include a first hand account of the key milestones I experienced leading a team from the office to working remotely and I enjoyed re-reading some of the posts one month, six months and a year into the process.…

Job satisfaction for virtual teams

At the moment I am writing on Chapter 1 of the Leading Virtual Teams Book, and this chapter covers recruitment and selection as well as starting out as a virtual team and making the move from office-based to virtual. One of the things I have been thinking about as I am writing, is what makes it rewarding to work in a virtual team and how those of us who are permanently home-based measure success. View…

Virtual Teams Book: Building a virtual team spirit… extract from Chapter 2

Progress since the last post Since my last post, I have been working on Chapter 2. It was great to work in this chapter as it includes a lot of practical strategies and case studies, which were fun to revisit. Next, I will be working on Chapter 1, Setting out as a virtual team. I have completed drafts for three of the six chapters now, and I am a total of 29,000 words into the…

Virtual Teams Book: Trust & surveillance… extract from Chapter 3

In July, I drafted the first chapter of my book about leading virtual teams. Head over here to learn more about the project. Progress since the last post Since my last post, I have been working on Chapter 3. This includes some of the most interesting sections relating to Learning Technology and Open Education, in particular a section on open approaches to leadership. The chapter was harder to write because I had a lot of things I…

Virtual Teams Book – First Chapter Done

Just over a month ago, this project to write a book about leading virtual teams got underway. If you missed the first post that explains what the book is about and the open approach I am taking, then head here to catch up. Progress since the last post Since my last post, I have outlined what the book is going to be about and each chapter within it. I have set out word limits for…

Virtual Teams – The Book Project

Welcome to the first post in the Virtual Teams Book series. Read on or find out more about this project. An introduction: From learning online to working online More and more organisations are moving to working remotely. It’s becoming commonplace in sectors like education to work from home as part of geographically distributed teams. As the number of managers and leaders leading virtual teams is increasing, everyone is looking to learn how to effectively manage…

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