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We defined four fundamental steps in team staffing. This model is similar to other team staffing models (Klimoski & Zukin, 1999) in that member selection is grounded first in identifying task and teamwork requirements and then in matching member skills to those requirements. However, we also argue that staffing should focus initially on selecting a potential membership pool based first on generic task skills and then on generic teamwork skills. Then we argue that the best mix of members should be identified using specific task work skills, followed by specific teamwork skills...


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This lesson focuses on a 4-step framework that provides guidance for staffing a virtual team. It is important that you match the skills with the task, and that team members are able to collaborate, even at a distance.