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Successfully Managing Remote Teams
by Global Knowledge Network, Inc.

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Published on: November 2005
Type of content: WHITE PAPER
Format: Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) (100 kb)
Length: 6 pages
Price: FREE

Overview:
Managing teams can be a challenge. When you try to manage teams across different geographical regions and perhaps time zones, you have a situation that can be difficult for even the best manager.

Managing remote teams is similar to managing regular teams, but requires greater emphasis on building trust, fostering communication, implementing team processes, and utilizing technology. Keeping your finger on the pulse of the team's progress and individuals' work is essential to knowing whether or not your team is on track. You also need to have a good understanding of technology and excellent technical support to ensure that your team network is performing at its peak.

Remote teams have become more common in the workplace. They satisfy the need for accessing specialized expertise at a cost savings. With advances in technology, there is now a broad array of communication methods to enable remote teams to function more smoothly and cohesively.

This white paper explores how to make a dispersed team successful, including:

- Types of remote teams
- Challenges and pitfalls of remote teams
- How to successfully manage a remote team
- Using technology and remote teams
- Other tips for successfully managing your remote team

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