In order to succeed you need a high-performance team that embraces a strong culture of disciplined execution and accountability while being nimble, agile and adaptable to changes in the marketplace.
Continuum of Teamwork A Department in a University An Accounting Department A SEAL team or an ER team
What does it take to be a valued member of a team? Develop and display competence. Follow through on commitments. Deliver required results. Ensure your actions are consistent with your word. Stand behind the team and its people. Be enjoyable to work with. Be passionate about your work and those you serve. Communicate and keep everyone informed. Help the other members of the team. Help members of other teams. Share ideas, information and credit. Hold yourself 100% accountable.
A virtual team is one whose members share a common purpose, but are separated by distance, time, and organizational boundaries. In such a team, members are linked only by communication technologies and rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to work face-to-face with their teammates.
Just like a regular team, every virtual team needs to clearly understand…
What is the purpose or mission of the team?
What outcome is needed and/or expected from the team's performance?
When should the team's work be completed? Milestones?
To whom does the team report and how often?
What resources are provided to support the team in its work?
What is each person’s role and specific responsibilities on the team?
What special things are required to be an effective member of a virtual team?