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Managing Without Walls: Maximize Success with Virtual, Global, and Cross-Cultural Teams by Kevin Wegryn, Colleen Garton

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Skill Sets Required for the Virtual Manager

A virtual manager needs to be proficient in the same skills as a traditional manager, in addition to having some new and specialized skills. The level of skill that the manager needs in a given area might be quite different for a virtual manager compared to a traditional manager. A solid foundation in business and/or technical management skills is essential for any manager, no matter what level of virtual management will be required. A checklist of virtual manager and remote team member skill Sets is included in appendix A.

Virtual management skills can be broken down into these key areas:

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