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Leading Virtual Teams: Book launch in a post

It’s been such a pleasure to celebrate the launch of the Leading Virtual Teams book last week, and a special moment for me as it is my first solo book publication. This post brings all the resources and information about the book together in one place, so whether you’d like to catch up or take a deeper dive, jump right in:

About the book

Leading Virtual Teams – Field Notes from a CEO by Dr Maren Deepwell, published in 2022 as an open access publication by the Association for Learning Technology, UK. 

What is it like to manage a virtual team and to lead an organisation from home? How can you not only meet budget targets and KPIs but balance business needs with employee happiness and wellbeing?

Leading Virtual Teams explores current practice in succeeding in a virtual workplace and questions what the future may hold.

In 2017 I set out to find creative and fun ways to work and build meaningful relationships in a virtual team. To find ethical ways to work online, respecting employee privacy and building trust between the organisation and its staff.

This book provides practical advice and case studies as a source of inspiration and a prompt for reflection for virtual teams and their leaders. From recruitment and induction to establishing effective and sustainable ways of working in the virtual workplace for small and medium sized organisations, Through case studies and practical advice this book explores the highs and lows of what it means to work from home long-term and sets out a new kind of professionalism for virtual teams.

Book launch recording

It was great to see so many of you on 1 December 2022 to celebrate the launch of the book. You can now access the recording of Professor Helen O’Sullivan and Dr Maren Deepwell in conversation, sharing insights into ALT’s journey to becoming a virtual organisation and the story of how this book came to be. 

Free to download

You can read and download a free digital edition, published as an Open Access publication by ALT in partnership with Open Academia. The Open Access print edition, published by, will be available to purchase soon.

Digital edition – out now

Leading Virtual Teams is licensed under a Creative Commons licence CC-BY-NC-ND, copyright Maren Deepwell 2022.

Order your printed copy

More stockists coming soon. For now, you can order a printed copy from:

Explore resources, blog posts and podcasts

There is a wealth of resources and inspiration in the Virtual Teams blog posts, more recent blog posts and resources and podcasts .

Sign up for the free Leading Virtual Teams course

If you’d like to learn more about leading virtual teams, join my free course starting in spring 2023. This course translates key parts of the book into practice:

  • Onboarding and setting expectations
  • Fostering a shared team culture
  • Managing people and processes
  • Strategies for succeeding in hybrid workplaces in the long term

This course offers a unique blend of inspiration, practical support and resources. Join us to explore ways of working in the hybrid workplace that are aligned to your goals and values and how to lead with agency and authenticity.

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