Developing good virtual communication

Developing good virtual communication

Digital technology opens possibilities for collaboration supporting both synchronous and asynchronous communication. To support the collaboration, it is important to understand how communicating via digital media can alter the quality of communication and thereby the group dynamics. The following are a few of the dimensions that impact cross-cultural team communication in virtual environments:

  • Choose the right communication tool to fit the needs of the group
  • Develop understanding about how each member communicates best
  • Structure your communication
  • Building the foundations for virtual communication and team work
    • Build Context
    • create presence
    • learn about tips for effective video conferencing
    • developing group dynamics and facilitating dialogue in a virtual environment
    • establishing technological savvy among all members