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

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Step C.Manage team communications

•   What it means:

—   Improving the effectiveness of time spent together

—   Improving focus

•   How it works:

—   Prepare before meetings and post meeting time, agenda and participants

—   Set the purpose, agenda and limits during the meeting

—   Follow up on action commitments after the meeting

—   Use workgroup technology to communicate action links to other teams or individuals

The Idea

Most teams spend a great deal of time in meetings. In traditional teams, meetings are the most frequent way to check in with team members to ensure that everyone is on track and not at cross purposes. Meetings also provide an opportunity to share information, gain support, reconnect with the mission and promote team unity. ...

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