Team vs. Group

Synergistic Team


Virtual Team

How to build and work as a team across space

Vadim Kotelnikov

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo Vadim Kotelnikov





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Why Virtual Teams?

The number of virtual teams is increasing rapidly. Many companies pick members of project teams from across various global locations and have them communicate virtually thereby involving the best talents available and saving both time and money.




What Is a Virtual Team

A virtual team (also known as a geographically dispersed team or GDT) is a group of individuals who work across time, space and organizational boundaries with links strengthened by webs of communication technology. Virtual team members primarily interact electronically and may meet face-to-face occasionally.

Examples of virtual teams include a project team whose members telecommute and an innovation team of people working in different geographic locations.




Selecting Team Members

In virtual teams, people know each other but all of them work independently from each other. Finding the key people to make up the virtual team is 95% of team management success. To select the right people, you must be clear about the key result areas and the standards of job performance. Judge people not only based on what they have actually accomplished in the past, but also on the basis of their attitude, capabilities, and self-leadership skills.

To achieve their goals in today's rapidly changing business environment, corporations form, reform, and dissolve virtual teams continually.