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Managing Virtual Teams, Second Edition by Carol M. Lehman, Debbie D. DuFrene

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CHAPTER 3

Strategies for Virtual Team Success

Creating social relationships can be more challenging in virtual teams and take more time than in face-to-face settings. Virtual teamwork is not the preferred work mode for many, as people often feel isolated and detached from actual work production and from colleagues. Both leaders and team members require an understanding of virtual team dynamics as well as the possession of a unique skill set.

First-Year Team Strategies

Research has shown that virtual team performance typically peaks and then declines after the first year.1 Unless teams can overcome early common challenges related to distance, technology, and coordination, members quickly face burnout. Various strategies have proven helpful in ...

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