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Virtual Team Success: A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance by Richard Lepsinger, Darleen M. DeRosa

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Conclusion: Six Lessons for Successful Virtual Teams

As you've gone through each chapter, we hope you've learned some tactics you can put into practice today and in the future. Now we'd like to ask you to step back and take a broader look at some "big picture" principles.

The survey results that inspired this book point to six general lessons for successful virtual teams. These broader themes relate (sometimes directly and other times indirectly) to the topics that we've covered. They are summarized below.

Lesson 1: Focus on People Issues

Essentially, successful teaming depends largely on the effective interaction of team members. And because an inherent lack of human contact comes with the territory with virtual teams, they must compensate by finding ...

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