If you want a strong virtual team, get your team talking.
If you want to take your virtual or hybrid team to the next level, use this virtual team-building tool to get your team talking about what’s working and identify areas for continued improvement.
What makes a highly successful virtual or hybrid team?
Highly successful hybrid and virtual teams have one thing in common. They work at it.
Each team member commits to working on the team while working on the work.
Everything is deliberate.
They’re strategic in how they communicate, how they connect, and how they ask for help. They dedicate time to think about “How we do things around here” and talk about what’s working and what’s not. They understand the importance of psychological safety and are deliberate in helping others feel included.
And, when it’s not working, they slow down and fix it.
We’ve both worked in highly successful hybrid and virtual teams for decades. And, we now lead a company of hybrid and virtual teams. In our experience, and in our work with clients during and emerging out of the pandemic, there are six habits we consistently see lead to high performance in hybrid and virtual teams.
- Regularly invest in getting to know one another as human beings.
- Have a clear definition of what success looks like.
- Dedicate time to discuss how they communicate.
- Collaborate with one another informally.
- Carefully design virtual meetings so they are the best use of everyone’s time.
- Consistently look for ways to improve.
(Read more in our 6 Habits Of Highly Successful Hybrid and Virtual Teams.)
How’s your team doing in this regard? Why not ask the team with this easy virtual team-building tool?
Virtual Team Building Tool: An Easy Way to Get Your Team Talking
You can download this virtual team-building assessment tool for free here.
1: Download the virtual team-building assessment and distribute it to your team.
2: Ask each member to rate how they candidly feel the team is doing in each of the areas.
3: For each of the categories invite your team members to share how they rated the team and why.
4: Celebrate strengths and what’s working, then identify opportunities for improvement.
5: Pick one area to work on, invite I.D.E.A.s to improve, and make a plan.
6: Schedule the finish (determine who will do what, by when, and how will you know it’s finished) AND pick a time to talk about how things are going.