Welcome to my Influencing Virtual Teams summary!
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Tactic #1: Use the word ‘because’ to increase compliance by 33%.
Tactic #2: Assign responsibility (use direct language, ask for volunteers, assign to individuals and not groups)
Tactic #3: Trust = Reliability + Likeability. Reliability is the ability and dependability of a team member to accomplish a task according to predefined objectives. It’s a function of a person’s ability and integrity. To increase reliability, verify skills, be explicitly clear, lead by example, and count on others (show your team members that you trust them by counting on them)
Tactic #9: For really important tasks, to ensure 100% commitment, do this:
Tactic #10: Know what someone is really thinking
Step 1: isolate them
Step 2: Ask one of these four questions
Tactic #13, 14, 15: about what you should do before, during, and after meetings to make them effective
Tactic #17: Make your emails stand out using the subject line
Step 1: Write their name
Step 2: Summarize the email’s topic (maybe with a question; think of the objective)
Step 3: Write down a deadline (@6pm; EOD; COB)
Thanks for visiting and thanks to Hassan Osman for writing Influencing Virtual Teams!