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ACTION: E-Leaders are Facilitators

This is the second in a four-part series on e-leadership and its critical influence in today’s virtual teams.

In our last E-Leadership blogpost, we considered rethinking how virtual teams can maximize time dedicated to training or work projects and suggested incorporating self-directed activities that are completed online. This approach not only continues the momentum of initiatives, it can also improve engagement and efficiency in future training or project meetings. In this post, we’ll look at types of online self-paced and real-time work and learning initiatives and how e-leaders can better move the needle to improved performance in facilitating them asynchronously.

Online team activities fall into three main categories:

Review of digital content, Collaborating on shared documents, and Topical discussions.

You are no doubt familiar with sharing digital content like presentations, links, reports, and other information via email or online.… Read more →

TIME:  E-leaders Flip the Team

This is the first of a four-part series on e-leadership and its critical influence in today’s virtual teams.

Time is one of our most critical assets and we never seem to have enough of it. What is a top workplace time suck?  Inefficient meetings! Ask yourself, “What does a usual face-to-face team meeting look like?”  Is it that agendas are reviewed, presentations are made, action items are discussed, and next steps are planned over a designated period of time that seems like forever?

A good e-leader does not simply do what many organizations do, which is to move this same traditional meeting approach to an online arena without changing the format. An effective e-leader rethinks the meeting design to produce a real impact when engaging virtual teams and making the most of their time.  Shifting the online meeting… Read more →

Virtual Leadership Series Announced

Managing teams virtually is essential in our busy world. While the use of Facebook and other social platforms seems the norm in our private lives, people may not connect the value they get from the use of similar peer group platforms and models in the workplace. Maher will be launching an informative series on virtual leadership in the upcoming months. Jen Chingwe, Project Manager and Senior Instructional Designer put the series together. Jen has had a mix of projects with Maher where virtual leadership of peer groups is a central focus, and she has exciting and valuable experience to share on this topic. Jen is about to receive her doctorate in Education, Design of Learning Contexts from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Maher & Maher is a specialized change management and talent development consulting firm based in Neptune, NJ and in Washington, D.C. The… Read more →