8.2 Virtual Team Members

Course Overview

The rise of the virtual workforce means more and more companies are managing quasi or fully virtual teams. These days, almost anyone can work remotely, but this doesn’t mean that everyone is suitable for virtual work. In this course, we will look at some of the characteristics that make people suitable for virtual roles. We will also look in more detail at what kind of environment, equipment and capacities make for a successful virtual team member.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will understand the following:

  • What kind of person is suitable for a virtual position
  • What the requirements for a virtual workspace are
  • How to maintain balance and focus as a virtual worker and how to support your team to do so as well
  • Key considerations around communicating with virtual workers

Study Guide

We know that different people like to learn in different ways. If you like to write notes as you work through a course, here’s a handy study guide (.PDF) for you, in printable or “fillable” form. Use the printable version if you would like to print out the study guide and write down your notes. Or, if you prefer to use a PDF reader you can take notes on your favorite handheld device using the “fillable” version.

Virtual Team Members – Printable

Virtual Team Members – Fillable PDF