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Managing Without Walls: Maximize Success with Virtual, Global, and Cross-Cultural Teams by Kevin Wegryn, Colleen Garton

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Creating the Virtual Team

When creating a virtual team, be sure to consider the special qualities and skill Sets that a virtual team member requires to be successful. Virtual team members need to be comfortable working independently, but also need to have a strong teamwork ethic. Working together from a distance can be challenging, and a virtual manager must consider the special qualities required to be successful in a virtual environment when choosing team members. The personalities of the team members will determine the team dynamics, so this also needs to be an important consideration.

Creating the virtual team requires good process and careful thought. The manager will need to do the following:

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