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Many virtual team members move through their daily routines without understanding their connection to the larger entity or how they can impact the organization’s performance. Some don’t have clear goals and priorities, whereas others have so many goals that team members are confused and discouraged. Those that are most successful know how to set goals, establish team accountability for achieving those goals, and how to track and communicate them. For these virtual teams, being separated by space, time, or culture doesn’t interfere with their ability to succeed.

Six-Step Goal-Setting Process


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There is no doubt that managing a staff is challenging and when team members work remotely or across the globe, those challenges multiply. It’s difficult to ensure that everyone is adhering to established goals and processes. Fortunately, you can use a practical six-step goal setting process to keep remote teams on track so everything runs smoothly.