Virtual Team: Building Relationships

Virtual Team: Building Relationships

Seven Dimensions
Updated May 29, 2024

What you'll learn

  • A vital ingredient in virtual team success is building relationships through:
  • Making time to connect (in person or on Skype)
  • Having a strong meeting agenda
  • Tuning into the different cultures that other people come from
  • Focusing on the relationship first and foremost
Course Description

Kylie Bell’s experience with virtual teams tells her that building relationships comes first, so that rapport and trust are established.

No matter where team members work and whether Skype is necessary to touch base, Kylie Bell advocates the importance of building relationships – both professionally and personally. Rapport and trust are built through managers’ attention to making connections with their people and taking the trouble to understand different cultures and people’s work and domestic arrangements. Getting to know and react with your team well is paramount in the virtual working context.

This program is one of the Insights and Strategies Series, featuring psychologist Eve Ash interviewing a range of experts and business leaders who share their experiences and practical strategies for achieving best practice.

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Business Outcomes

This program is designed to help people gain insights and knowledge about working remotely and leading and participating in successful teams in a geographically spread virtual world.