Virtual teaming or remote team management is emerging in Nigeria as a powerful structure to leverage knowledge-based work by improving the speed, cost-effectiveness and coordination of work processes. It also helps ensure that projects are staffed with the diversity and competencies needed irrespective of geography, enhances innovation, and empowers team members with the authority and processes to work independently.
But then, it has its own pitfalls, which cause many Nigerian enterprises’ remote-team efforts to fail. Many teams are dysfunctional and fail to achieve expectations and goals because of leadership failures.
Fortunately, a set of best practices, protocols, processes and leadership techniques can be applied to overcome these challenges and ensure effective team performance.
This infographic from Nutcache contains tips for effectively managing remote teams in Nigeria: