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#LVT23 How to Lead Virtual Teams: Part 3 –Setting shared expectations

This post provides all the information you need for Part 3: Setting shared expectations (originally released 5 May ’23). Each part includes a podcast to listen to, prompts to help you reflect on your practice and inspiration to explore the topic further. 

Listen to the course podcast

This course is podcast based and you can take part by simply listening each week as a new topic is released.

This week’s episode:
S02E14 – How to Lead Virtual Teams: Part 3 – Setting shared expectations

In this third course podcast (33 min), we examine how we can set shared expectations with and for the people we work with and how we communicate those expectations. We are going to examine the difference between expectations and lived experience when it comes to work life balance and in the context of collaborating or meeting online. For this topic, we’ll be referring to examples from Chapter 1 and 2 of ⁠⁠Leading Virtual Teams⁠⁠.

Reflect on this topic

These prompts are designed to help you identify blind spots and open up new ways to think about the way you work. Setting aside some time to reflect helps you develop your critical, analytical and reflective skills as a leader or manager:

  • How do you communicate your expectations to your team?
  • What do you communicate by example?
  • How does your approach affirm or contradict your expectations?
  • How do your expectations differ for yourself and others?

Explore tools and resources

Here are some further tools and resources to explore if you’d like to take a deeper dive:

Say hello #lvt23

If you’d like to connect with me and other participants during the course, use the hashtag #lvt23 on MastodonInstagram and Twitter. I’ll be posting a few times each week during the course, and I’d love to hear from you. 

Catching up?

If you are just getting started with How to Lead Virtual Teams or catching up with topics you have missed, you can find all the information you need to get started on the catch up page.