Negosentro | 4 Values Your Virtual Team Should Have | Whether your company has been remote for years or you are looking to take your in-person team online, you should take some time to think about how you want to work together, what your ultimate goals are, and what impact you want to make as a business. Since everyone is separated, it can be a bit more difficult to establish these values than when you can all get together in a meeting room, but they are just as important virtually if not more so than when you can all get together.
Here are four values you will want to make sure your virtual team has no matter where you are in your business journey.
1. A goal for good
Having a goal outside making money is a good thing for almost every type of business. You don’t need to have lofty ideals or plan to change the world, but you should have some ideas of how you want to help other people—even if that goal is to help them make money! It’s important for a business to have something outside itself to focus on. Not only does it give everyone a common goal, but it also provides motivation on the tough days.
2. A commitment to keeping promises
Every person on virtual teams has tasks, and these need to get done in order to make sure that there is progress and everything runs smoothly. Team members should commit to completing tasks and trying their best in order to get things done. Not everything is going to run smoothly all the time, but by making it a priority to finish projects is necessary in order to make sure goals are met and the company continues to progress.
3. The willingness to work together
Some of your team members might get along better than others, and it is okay if everyone doesn’t always see eye-to-eye. However, they should make an effort to try and see things from another co-worker’s perspective, even if they think a task should be accomplished another way. That willingness to work together can yield some great results, and being open to communicating even if it is virtually can make a big difference when it comes to the overall cohesiveness of your team.
One of the benefits of working remotely is that there is usually more time for employees to do independent research and to learn new things on their own. If possible, you should encourage your team to explore new options, read up about their field, and bring new suggestions to you. If you can foster a love of learning new things among your team, you’re more likely to see results that benefit you.
Defining what your virtual team stands for and how you are going to reach your goals can be one of the most important things when it comes to working together. It’s worth it to make some time in order to establish these values so you are setting up a good foundation for the future.