222: Connecting Remote Teams with Responsibility and Accountability

How do you hire, onboard and get the best results in a virtual workplace? Dr. Ronald Beach knows it takes a combination of communication skills, setting clear expectations, and taking time to create a strong relationship with each person on the team. He shares many useful tips from his two books, The Virtual Divide and The Virtual Bridge.

Ron is an Organizational Sociologist with a Ph. D. in Organization and Management.  He’s now at the University of Arizona Global Campus, where he serves as the Lead Faculty for the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration within the Forbes School of Business and Technology®.

Before that Ron had more than 25 years’ experience as a manager in high tech manufacturing at companies like Western Digital and Hitachi. He’s also an award-winning author of 7 books.

You’ll discover:

  • How Ron applied lessons from his years in the Marines to his work in a high-tech manufacturing environment
  • Why it’s worth a leader’s time to schedule weekly calls with each person on their team
  • What to include in your onboarding to ensure a good match and high productivity long-term
  • Ron’s approach to managing his remote team of 84 full-time and adjunct faculty members at the University of Arizona

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