Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Tips on Effectively Managing Virtual Teams

Telecommuting is becoming the new norm and there is a lot of upside to working remotely for you and your team, however there are still some challenges some people face in a virtual environment.

In most virtual workplaces, entire teams are separated from their project manager, which can lead to feelings of disconnection and isolation. The most important thing to do is maintain regular, consistent communication with each other.

I started working with Function1 two years ago and have learned a lot about managing and working with virtual teams effectively and hope my tips below...

No Take Backs – Tips on Email Etiquette

I’m sure you send and receive so many messages each day and have made a mistake or two that you wish you could take back. We’ve all been there and it’s something that sticks with us for days.  You think about the all the other different ways you should’ve written the message whether it’s right before you go to bed or when you’re taking a shower. 

In face-to-face communication, we rely heavily on non-verbal information like facial expression, body posture, gestures, and the tone on one’s voice to interpret a message. None of this exists when communicating electronically.  Without...

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