Not surprisingly, participation in and management of virtual teams comes with its own unique challenges and opportunities. This white paper will explore virtual teams, their benefits and challenges to organizations, and will outline the three key steps that HR and talent management professionals can follow to ensure that virtual team members and leaders in their organizations have the skills, competencies and tools needed to succeed. These important steps are:1. Participate in the selection process of virtual team members and leaders.2. Ensure for the appropriate selection, training and use of virtual team technologies.3. Provide training for virtual team members.