Virtual teams can work better than face to face, but don’t have the same opportunities for knowledge sharing, so leading these teams is a challenge
Power is more distributed so leaders need to be better at working in the open
We need to get out of our comfort zones eg moving from being a functional expert
Leaders don’t need to know digital technology procedurally but be savvy enough to know what is possible, and be able to build a network around it.
This means the new competencies include connecting with other, facilitation skills, etc. In my discussion group we talked about the more digital the environment, the more important our human and relational skills become (why in The Social Organization I write about knowledge workers becoming relationship workers).
Humility and self awareness (learning from experience, and especially failure)
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