Leading Virtual Teams

What is it like to lead a virtual team? What are the high points? What are the challenges? This page is dedicated to posts, podcasts and other resources reflecting on how to successful lead a virtual team.

Blog Posts

2021 – leading a virtual team

  • Getting ready for work: in this post I write about preparing to get back to work, how to improve home working spaces and daily routines.

2020 – pandemic posts

2020 – regular posts

  • Virtual Teams: moving parts – This month we start our third year as a virtual team and we talk about the ups and downs of moving house as home workers, how to give yourself a break during times of upheaval and supporting each other.
  • Virtual Teams: The heartbeat of a virtual team – This month we are talking about Slack, scheduling team meetings, and how our use of technology and different tools affect the rhythm of our work as a virtual team. 

Podcasts

  • Podcast 1: our first podcast, looking back at the first six months as a virtual team.
  • Podcast 2: recorded at the end of our first year of this project, we look back at some of the highs and lows, plan for what’s ahead and discuss how you do Secret Santa as a virtual team.
  • Podcast 3: in which we discuss @femedtech and equality as well as International Women’s Day.
  • Podcast 4: reflections on what it means to be professional as a home worker in a virtual team and how we approach professional development
  • Podcast 5: we talk about how we as a digitally and geographically distributed team connect face to face and why we think a blended approach is important.
  • Podcast 6: This time we are joined by our special guest, Olaf Hubel G Suite Developer Relations Team Leader at Google. Together we talk about what it takes to lead a virtual team, collaboration and team communication.  

Previous posts… 2019

2018

2018-2020 – in collaboration with Martin Hawksey

For 2018-2020 I wrote this series together with Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) Martin is the Chief Officer for Innovation, Technology and Community and all the posts above are also cross-posted on Martin’s blog here.

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