How to Lead Virtual Teams that Produce Exceptional Results
Atlanta, GA. (November 6, 2013) Virtual teams are proliferating in companies throughout the world. Karla Brandau, CEO of Workplace Power Institute, is speaking at the SHRM Atlanta North Fulton GEM meeting on November 12, 2013 to help you formulate a strategy for managing your virtual team.
“Managers frequently ask me how they can tell if a virtual worker is actually performing tasks or spending most of their day on personal items,” says Brandau. Her presentation gives several ways to monitor virtual or remote workers without micromanaging.
Brandau continues, “Keeping remote or virtual workers engaged is part art and part science, meaning technology. Technology provides so many options for collaboration and connection that it is relatively easy to be in contact on a regular basis with remote and virtual workers to keep your pulse on what is happening. Notice I said ‘pulse’ meaning a light finger on the wrist, not a hand to the throat choking them with your presence.”
People who are hired as remote workers need to be self-starters and focused workers, not people who require a great deal of interaction with other humans during the day. Take a good worker and add the management tips Brandau will give and you have the perfect recipe for a virtual team that produces exceptional results.
Register for the SHRM GEM meeting. You’ll come away with a myriad of ideas for improving the virtual teams at your company.
Karla Brandau is a leading authority on leadership for a more productive workforce. She has educated mangers with her proven leadership savvy model in companies such as Motorola, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Panasonic, and BYD America. Over 85% of the organizations who hire her, invite her back for repeat engagements. She is a Certified Speaking Professional, an earned designation given by National Speakers Association, and has a degree in education. Her new book, “Leadership by Superior Relationships” is due out in January of 2013. She is the author of “Wake Up The Winner Inside” and “101 Time Management Tips for Busy Professionals.” As a thought leader in her field, she writes a monthly informational newsletter, maintains a blog, and has authored many articles. As she speaks for top corporations and associations worldwide, people use high-content, high-energy and highly professional to describe this experienced industry veteran.