Working in Teams

What is Special About a Virtual Team?

Woman at PCIn addition to being a team,
virtual team members are physically separated (by time and/or space) primarily interact electronically.

  • Members are mutually accountable for team results.
  • Members are dispersed geographically.
  • Members work apart more than in the same location.
  • The team solves problems and makes decisions jointly.

Since you often never meet your virtual teammates in person electronic communication such as e-mail, discussion boards, and chats become very important.