These are some of the questions we didn't get to answer during a recent webinar on Leading Remote Teams, organised by TrainingZone and sponsored by GoToMeeting. We'll keep expanding these show notes as we go along.
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How do you cope with different cultures when working remotely - eg. a team I'm working with has people in Germany, Switzerland and India and can have a clash of cultures which are difficult to express remotely.
What about cultures reluctant/not familiar sharing about their opinions on private/professional stuff?
How do I manage the time-difference in collaborating with a virtual working in different time zones?
Sometimes, outcomes don't come out as planned and then things start getting quite negative, how can we build trust among remote team members? How can a manager develop trust and help employees feel trust too? (managers don't know whether the members are slacking or work really hard yet get stuck)
Can you talk about HOW teams can "bump into each other" when working remotely across many locations?
My insight from this is that there are a lot different type communication needs: performance review, informal, strategy. My experience is that my remote team use one meeting to update on all and as a result they are un-structured and always overrun. How many types would you define?
Any tips on encouraging participation during online/web meetings?
How do you cope with negative reactions/responses to feedback and support plans being offered, which can be evidenced?
In a multi-jurisdictional virtual team not all will necessarily have access to the same degree of technology - how best to lead.
We use Office365 in our company, however we do not use the share document facility. this is a great idea. Will look to implement this and I can see great value in the way Pilar described this.
How does Trello fit in with GDPR?
How can you connect to remote team members at private level when you do not have the opportunity to get to know them privately (for Business trips freeze or other reasons)?
Can you remind me what the sharks are?