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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Virtual Teams by Richard Bellingham

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Task I.Challenge Performance

Key Ingredients:

•   Stretch objectives

•   Balanced needs

Critical Skills:

1.   Prioritize major issues and opportunities

2.   Develop a common purpose

Introduction

We define a team as two or more individuals who are working together toward a common goal and/or a meaningful purpose. The four parts that define a team are:

1.   Common goal—Although each team member has a clear individual responsibility, each member shares in the commitment of achieving a common goal.

2.   Team identity—Each member sees themselves as a member of the group as a whole.

3.   Interdependence—The goals could not be accomplished by the efforts of a single team member; each member is dependent on the other members.

4.   Common set of norms ...

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