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Part Four: 3 Tips to Make Your Virtual Group a Team

Part Four: 3 Tips to Make Your Virtual Group a Team

Don’t assume a team is a team just because you call it one. In reality, virtual teams are often virtual groups. If we differentiate what defines a group versus a team it becomes clear. A group has a common interest and perhaps a common principle. A team, on the other hand, has the same goal […]

Part Three: the Arguments Behind Virtual Teams

Part Three: the Arguments Behind Virtual Teams

In April I admitted that when I heard “argument” I immediately pictured people in a heated debate or the person who adamantly takes a stand for something during a meeting. Quite the contrary, an argument encompasses so much more than this. I admit the language can be a bit deceiving, but the meaning is quite […]

Top 25 Universities for Critical Thinkers

Critical thinking can be defined as the “purposeful reflective judgment concerning what to believe or what to do.” It’s more than a black and white answer; it’s an observant analysis with no set answer, aimed at building thinking skills. While it is a largely lost art in education today, replaced by stock answers from textbooks, […]

Part Two: Getting to Know Your Assumptions

Part Two: Getting to Know Your Assumptions

Let’s face it; to a certain extent the basis of our thought process takes our assumptions as capital ‘t’ Truth.  This process is often unconscious and sometimes leaves us with thoughts and decisions that aren’t completely justifiable. When it comes to virtual teams there are a lot of common assumptions people make. For example, I […]

Taking Critical Thinking Virtual

Taking Critical Thinking Virtual

Are you working from home – at least part of the time? Are you working on a virtual team and perhaps have never even met some of your teammates? If you’re not, you may be soon. Being a part of a virtual team or being a virtual employee is an increasing trend in the workforce. […]