Welcome to Mosaic‘s feature with specialist contributions from Rob Williams Assessment, Virtual Team Skills.

We also aim to address the question, How to make virtual teams work?

Our Virtual Team Skills recommendations

Hybrid working is becoming part of the new normal. Hence we have developed our wfh personas model.

We have also developed a digital leadership model 2021. Again, digital leadership development is becoming increasingly popular for companies coming out of lockdown.

We plan to offer assessments for both:

Virtual Team Leader Training

If you’ve led your current team for several months or more then hopefuilly you’ve already gained a foundation understanding of their strengths.

Still, to be the most effective team leader possible then you need to know your team inside-out. That means also building your understanding of their performance modes, their personalities and also what motivates them individually.

The latter may take longer and requires getting to know your team as individuals; otherwise you are unlikely to hear any descriptins of their values and their attitudes. In particular, its useful to hear their thoughts and feelings about why yours is their chosen employer (and industry).

Similarly, you need to listen and observe carefully to establish the individual ways that each one prefers to work. This is especially important now that – away from the office structure – there can be many more different ways in which your colleagues know they can perform at their best. You can give the team the what they need to do next.

And you should have made clear the what performance levels, targets etc are expected of them. In a post-Covid world of hybrid teams, MosAIc recommends that you allow as much of the how they prefer to work up to the individual themselves.

Our Top Virtual Teams Tips

  1. Hybrid working means having the team physically together at regular intervals
  2. Spend more focus on clarifying processes (and individual tasks)
  3. Set-up a ‘communication charter’
  4. Leverage the best communicaiton tech
  5. Build a team with rhythm
  6. Agree on a shared language
  7. Create a ‘virtual water cooler’
  8. Clarify and track team commitments
  9. Foster shared leadership
  10. Understand how the team was lead historically.

Virtual Teams Digital Skills

Digital Leadership Transformation

Hybrid team issues are impacting most corporations coming out of lockdown. We therefore pose a number of key questions. For each one, a digital transformational leader will know how to implement one (or more) solution(s).

How to reset team roles and team responsibilities?

Some of your team will thrive working remotely, whilst other reports will feel less motivated. Hence the urgent need for our hybrid work modelwfh personas and digital leadership assessment.

It’s important that you check-in with each of your team as part of your regular 1-to-1’s. This can be simple as asking, How are you doing? to test the water for how well they are currently coping.

Digital skills transformation

Your team will outline their current challenges to you. Then, as the transformational skills leader you need to constantly reassess their relative strengths and weaknesses.

Digital Skills graduate employers value most

  • Resilience
  • Persistence
  • Influence
  • Ability to Learn
  • Communication Skills

Rob Williams latest book

Are you chasing a job that you really want, but need to take a verbal reasoning test to get it? With the help of this book, you’ll sharpen your skills and quickly become confident in your ability to pass.

Brilliant Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests book – also available for download from the Apple Store.

Digital Worker Wellness

Hybrid work skills 2021