Tuesday, February 20, 2007

WorldWork's Seven Habits of Successful Virtual Teams

Anne Zelenka over at Web Worker Daily wrote a great post entitled "Seven Habits of Successful Virtual Teams" a few months ago. You can read her post here. For those of you interested in virtual teams, this is a must-read.

The 7 Habits of Successful Virtual Teams which Anne includes in her article are:

* Management demonstrates a thoroughgoing comittment to virtual work
* Team members communicate regularly by phone
* Team members check in with each other frequently throughout the day
* Team shares a view of their work
* Team leverages diversity of the team members
* Team members get to know each other on a human level
* Trust and respect are assumed, not earned

I think that these are all important considerations when putting together a virtual team initiative. As we see with so many other HR initiatives common vision and top level management support are essential for success in innovative approaches.

What are your thoughts? Anything that you would add? Please feel free to comment below.


Jennifer Britton, CPCC, CHRP, CPT
Potentials Realized
Email: jennifer[at]potentialsrealized[dot]com

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