A friend and I were talking today about the skills we’ve had to developed to work effectively in virtual teams.

Remember when a conference call was a free for all and no one knew when to talk and when to be quiet?

Remember when the only way you knew if someone on a call had an issue was if they told you so?

We’ve all had to become better listeners and more adept at reading subtle signs.

Those of us that haven’t pay the price in difficult relationships, poor communication, and misguided effort.

I wonder what we’ll have to learn next?