Watch: How to choose and use the right tools for effective virtual collaboration

Korinne Jones is a human-resource management and leadership expert, with change management among her many accreditations. As Director and Principal Consultant at Brisbane’s OD Consulting, Korinne has been working for over a decade with clients in a range of industry sectors to help them reach their business goals by developing their employees, their teams and their culture.

In this video, Korinne underlines the importance of communication to businesses with virtual teams, and how they can overcome the challenge – identified by researchers as far-and-away the biggest such organisations face – of a lack of face-to-face contact and the issues this creates. The solution is technology, but which of the many technologies that now abound should a small business adopt to ensure effective virtual collaboration?

Korinne cuts through the confusion created by the plethora of tech tools available to businesses with virtual teams. There are a host of tools for collaboration, communicating and connecting, and project-management tools – Korinne identifies those that are actually useful and cost effective for small business, explain which are most appropriate depending on and the circumstances in which they will be used and what you need them to achieve.

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