Far-flung teams rely on technology to communicate. But do you really need the most cutting-edge software to do so? Here are three rules to follow when selecting the tools your virtual team needs to collaborate from afar:
- Keep it simple. You want something that doesn’t require complex setup time or a steep learning curve. Your team should be focused on the message, not the medium.
- Focus on reliability. You don’t want to worry about whether your message gets through. Do your research, and select tools that people trust will work.
- Make it accessible. Virtual teams often work from several locations — meeting rooms, field offices, airports, even coffee shops. Choose things that work anywhere team members might want to use them.