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Virtual Teams - Creating Successful Long-Lasting Relationships | discoveryourpowerteam.com
 

Virtual Teams – 5 Keys to Building Strong Long-Lasting Relationships

 

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Small business owners, particularly those with online businesses, are looking to hire virtual team members to assist them.  Too often, however, I hear their horrible tales of woe about virtual relationships gone wrong!  So how do you build strong working relationships with your virtual team members?

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Several years ago, while working in the corporate world, I spear headed a project to introduce teleworking or telecommuting as some call it, in a culture where the general belief was “you can’t manage what you can’t see”.  Yes, I do love a challenge! 

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The leadership principles I taught back then to managers of new corporate virtual teams definitely apply to the realities of small business owners and their virutal teams today! 

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As a business owner, do you want an iron clad guarantee that your relationship with your new virtual service provider will be successful, even surpass your expectations?  Sure you do.  Does such a guarantee exist?  Well, let me ask you this…have you ever known any relationship to come with such a guarantee?  I haven’t. 

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Unfortunately, no relationship, not even one with a virtual service provider, can be guaranteed to succeed.  However, there are things you can do as a business owner to build strong long-lasting relationships with your new virtual team members!

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5 Keys to Building Strong Long-Lasting Relationships with your Virtual Team

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1. Define specific Roles and Responsibilities

2. Provide clear Expectations

3. Establish clear and regular Two-Way Communication

4. Foster a Team Environment

5. Create a Culture that Recognizes Contributions

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Be sure to stop by over the next few days as I further define each key and provide tips on how you can implement these in your business.

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Do you need help building strong long-lasting relationships with your virtual team?  I invite you to book a complimentary call with me, and let’s see how we can help each other!  To schedule our call today, simply click on: Book a call with Sherley