TECHnically Connected: Navigating Distance on Virtual Teams

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TECHnically Connected: Navigating Distance on Virtual Teams

Warren Janzen

FriesenPress, 2020, 139 pages

Summary

This book is a practical guide presented from a Christian perspective for non-profit and for-profit sectors in virtual environments. Through research, interviews, and the author’s 15-year experience in communication via technology, the book describes the virtual-distance challenges and offers inputs on how to overcome them. Using the key idea that “how” a team works is more important than “who” is on the team, the book reflects on the elements of effective teaming. Finally, the book offers insights and examples on “how to build trust, work through conflict, lead meetings, and bridge cultures while working from a distance.”


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