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VIRTUAL teams' LEADERSHIP

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Shima Moradi

on 5 May 2013

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Transcript of VIRTUAL teams' LEADERSHIP

What is ???? The ability to lead A process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task. “Leadership is the art of influencing / directing men and women.” Leadership in Business Decisions Possible answers Outcome Keys to Success Traditional vs Virtual Face-to-Face methods
Technological replacements
Email, blogs, chats Motivation Communication Leader How is chosen? TeamGoals Purpose Challenges Trust
Technology
Different cultures & time zone Team Building, Team Leadership, Successful Teams Transformational Leadership Developed in 1978 - James MacGregor Burns Term highly used in organizational psychology Enhances followers motivation, morale, and performance Allows a leader to align followers with tasks to enhance performance Individualized Consideration: Listens to the follower’s concerns and needs Provides empathy and support Allows open communication Intrinsic motivation Celebrates individual contribution Intellectual Stimulation Encourage creativity Develop independent thinking Unexpected situations=Opportunity to learn Challenge assumptions Solicit follower ideas Inspirational Articulate vision that inspires followers

Optimistic about future goals

Followers believe in their abilities

Strong sense of purpose

Encourage and optimistic Idealized Influence Charisma Role models high ethical behavior Instills pride Respect/Trust Collective sense of mission Roles of a Leader Structural Support Enhancing Goal Commitment Motivation Cultural Awareness Training  Interpret vernacular cultures

 Survive the cultural diversity

 Learn to let-go and take-on

 Accept uncertainty and control anxiety Cultural Awareness Training Involve team members in decision-making process

Treat each member as a unique identity

Provide support: material and emotional Clarify the goals Explain individual
and
group goals Explain the process Increase team potency Structural Support Rational and transparent reward systems  Accessibility to information  Well managed communication systems Effective Leader Personality traits Leaders’ openness to experience
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Leaders’conscientiousness are positively related to their performance Leader’s neuroticism is negatively related to their performance Big Five Model Key factors for being effective leaders in virtual teams are highly correlated with the extent to which leaders can overcome the challenges. communication Technology logistics Culture Communication High technological skill
Investigate different technologies
Create technology portfolio Minimizes the risk of communication shortages
Defines the appropriate communication substitutes in different situations. Leader should
Provide an effective communication
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Encourage membersto understand and care for one another Leader should define Roles and Responsibilities Loose job descriptions and vague responsibilities significantly decrease the performance of virtual teams An effective leader needs to clearly define each member’s including himself/ herself roles and responsibilities Leader should Build trust Team Coherence direct people in the right path
Hold members responsible for the progress toward the main goal
Structure the team’s interactions on a regular basis
Ensure that the deadlines will be met. Q1. How does a successful virtual team leader enhance the visibility of virtual members not only within the virtual team itself but also internally in the organization? Q2. If half of the members of your virtual team show dissent regarding your attempt at creating ice-breaking activities because they view them as being unnecessary or a waste of time, but the other half of the members of your virtual team view the ice-breakers as an excellent way to begin virtual meetings and build relationships, how do you, as the leader of the group, handle the situation? Thank You Team Alpha Mexico Jose Claudia El Salvador Ahmad Saudi Arabia Shima Iran Pooja India Questions from other teams Virtual teams:
Are defined as a group of personalities who are dependent to each other in their common tasks; take together responsibility. Traditional teams:
Are more alive and productive for most of people. Benefits of virtual teams - Accessing a wider pool of talent.
- Cost savings.
- Time saving and increased productivity.
- Sales and marketing. The Differences between Leadership in Virtual Teams and Traditional Teams - Leadership Style
- Relationship Building.
- Selection of Team Members. of

Leadership in Virtual Teams Cost/Benefit Analysis Cost Estimation
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