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Best Practices in Managing Virtual Teams

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What does it take to be a virtual leader? In this book, you will learn how to successfully lead a team to reach each member’s full potential.
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While the concept of a virtual team is not new anymore, especially with the boom of online business and digital marketing, the idea behind a virtual team is still in its growth phase. With the internet becoming an essential part of any business, a virtual team is becoming more essential for both online and brick and mortar businesses today.However, the problem is that up to 60% of companies still find that their virtual teams are not prepared to coordinate, mobilize, and deliver performance at the same level as traditional teams that are physically connected.Like any traditional team, a virtual team requires a virtual leader. But the question is, what does it take to be a virtual leader?In this book, you will learn how to successfully lead a team to reach each member’s full potential. This book will not only teach you the best practices in managing virtual teams, but also talks about dealing with higher levels of uncertainty, understanding, and leading across cultural boundaries. Furthermore, it will cover tips on leading a dispersed team of individuals relying on digital channels used in today’s work and business setting.

About the Author

Felix has a total of 11 years' working experience in helping individuals and organizations to build and utilize competencies in Continuous Improvement, Innovation and Analytics across the fields of Academics, Logistics, Supply/Chain, Manufacturing, Training and Consulting for SMEs up to multinational corporations.

He has proven skills relating to business administration, people management, research, statistical analysis, workshop facilitation and consulting. He has completed and coached projects utilizing proven tools and methodologies such as DMAIC (Six Sigma), SCORE (Lean), Design Thinking (Innovation) and self-initiated improvement frameworks on OEE/Capacity Improvement, Preventive Maintenance Time Reduction, Mistake Proofing, Quick Engineering Solutions, Idea Management, etc.

He also published an international book entitled Introduction to Statistical Process Control: A Problem Solving Process Approach (ISBN: 978-87-403-1849-4) under Bookboon Ltd and a local book entitled Creativity Tools: Develop Creative Solutions to Problems and Opportunities (ISBN: 978-621-8114-38-8).

He is a Certified Industrial Engineer, an Associate ASEAN Engineer, a Certified Lean/Kaizen Facilitator, a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Certified Design Sprint Master. Felix also leads international initiatives to the Philippines as Chairman of the International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP) and National President / Country Manager for Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). He has been elected as a Board Director of the Lean (Operational Excellence) Division of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE).

With all the initiatives he designed and deployed to the Industrial Engineering community here in the Philippines, he has been conferred with an Honorary Doctoral Degree (Honoris Causa) by the Asian Seminary Leadership and University of Oklahoma. Felix was recognized as WCP Legacy Award 2020 - Championing Lifelong Learning & UN Sustainable Development Goals, Outstanding Achiever in Business Management, Outstanding Management Committee Member, Outstanding and Significant Achievement in Entrepreneurship, Leadership Achievement in Entrepreneurship and Most Successful Industrial Engineering Alumni of his Alma Mater.

  • About the Author
  • Introduction
  1. The Importance of Virtual Teams for Businesses
    1. Different Types of Virtual Teams
  2. Becoming a Virtual Team Leader
  3. The Best Practices to Managing a Virtual Team Successfully
    1. Ways to Motivate Virtual Team Members
    2. Managing Cultural Differences in Virtual Teams
  4. Biggest Hurdles of Leading a Virtual Team and How to Overcome Them
    1. Challenges
    2. The Mistakes
    3. Managing Conflict in Remote Teams
    4. 10 Toxic Leadership Characteristics You Should Avoid
  5. Transitioning to a Virtual Team After the Pandemic
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography

Felix C. Veroya