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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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Team Member Interaction

The team members will interact in different ways and for different reasons. The most important thing about team interaction is making sure there is some! Actually, make sure there is a lot.

When working virtually, it is so easy to forget you are part of a team. You get into your groove with the work you need to accomplish and, by applying focus and discipline, you can complete the work on time and maybe even a little ahead of schedule. Each team meeting or phone call is a distraction from getting your tasks completed. After a while, it is easy to just stop calling in for meetings and to not answer the phone if you can help it. As time goes by, people invite you to participate in fewer and fewer meetings, and you become ...

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