The #1 cause of failure in all teams is a lack of trust. Employee satisfaction and performance are directly correlated to organizational trust. Increasingly, U.S. organizations are taking advantage of the many benefits of placing employees in virtual teams. The benefits of remote workers include a reduction in travel and real estate costs, an increase in productivity and efficiency, improved employee satisfaction, and improved decision-making. Despite the many benefits of virtual teams, a number of challenges also exist, including poor team identification, poor communication, low engagement, isolation, ineffective management/leadership, and low levels of trust.
What You Will Learn at this Session:
As more U.S. organizations begin to offer remote employment or assign employees to collaborate in virtual settings, it will be of increasing importance for leaders to understand how to foster organizational trust among domestically geographically-dispersed workers. It is not a matter of, if, you will lead a domestically disbursed virtual team, but rather when. And, your success as a leader and manager, is 100% dependent upon your ability to establish trust.