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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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Managing a Team Split between Two Locations

Managing at team that is split between two office locations has its own unique challenges. It is very easy for a split virtual manager to focus too much attention on the local manager role, and forget to allocate an adequate amount of time to the remote team members.

If you are managing a split virtual team, you should plan your time so that it is shared appropriately among all team members, regardless of their location. If you have a local team of 18 and a remote team of two, it is very likely that the majority of your time will be spent with the local team. Your time will not necessarily be split between the two parts of your team based on the percentage of team members in each part. For example, ...

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