Virtual Team Best Practices

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I worked on a team project which is to "apply skills necessary for effective high performance team leadership and participation." This was an assignment from Management Theories and Principles II. The project consisted of completing a PowerPoint presentation based of the "Dilemma of Teams" and the solutions we offer to the GM 500 students who are just beginning their Master's Program. Our goal is to focus on an orientation presentation for incoming GM 500 students. The PowerPoint must be 12 slides ore more not including title and reference pages.


  • 1. Team Dilemmas Effective Team Qualities What to Anticipate Solutions How will this help you? Overview

2. Lack of Trust Fear of Conflict Lack of Commitment Avoidance of Accountability Inattention of Results 3. Trust Building Trust Trust Depends on Reliability Uncertainty is a Common Barrier 4. Healthy Conflict Remove Uncertainty Create Ownership Conduct an Action After Review (AAR) 5. Commitment Check for Existence Significant Resources Relevant Support Teams encounter changes quickly 6. Accountability After Action Review(AAR) Helps Assess Team Progress Improve Project Process Prevent Issues 7. Results Orientation Ownership of Task AAR Performed Motivates Increase Productivity Increase Morale 8. Communication Email & Meetings Trust Issues Get Acquainted Interdependence Share goals 9. Clearly Define Roles State Expectations List Objectives Establish Goals Together 10. Communicate Regularly Healthy Relationship Free Exchange of Ideas Bilateral Communication SMART Process 11. Successful Project Proactive Approach Learn from someone else's experience 12. Communication Method Establish Roles After Action Review (AAR) 13. After action review. (n.d.). Retrieved from Leading Virtually: al- team-tools-after-action-review/ Carroll, B. (2007, December 5). Building trust in virtual fields. Retrieved from Leading Virtually Web site: 14. Daft, R.L. (2014). Management 11th ed. South-Western, Cengage Learning. DeRosa, D. M., Lepsinger, R. (2010). Virtual Team Launch Kit. In Virtual team success: A practical guide for working and leading from a distance. San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass. 15. Kahai, S. (2008, August 26). How do I begin to improve the functioning of my virtual team? Retrieved from Leading Virtually Web site: do- i-begin-to-improve-the-functioning- of-my- virtual-team/ 16. Saonee, S., Manju, A., Suprateek, S., & Kirkeby, S. (2011). The Role of Communication and Trust in Global Virtual Teams: A Social Network Perspective. Journal Of Management Information Systems, 28(1), 273-309 17. Sasso, A. (2008, January 31). Overcoming virtual team challenges: After Action Review. Retrieved from Leading Virtually Web site: ming-virtual-team-challenges-after- action- review/ Virtual teams challenges and solutions. (n.d.). Retrieved from Leading Virtually Web site: i- begin-to-improve-the-functioning-of-my- virtual- team/