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Chapter 13. Success factors > Urgent need for teamwork

Urgent need for teamwork

Teams increase their chances for success when members share a common goal and depend on one another to accomplish that goal. Since virtual teams do not share frequent face-to-face interactions, a high dependence on one another helps hold teams together. If members feel an urgent need to work together, they’ll forget their differences, come together, and work toward their goal.

Virtual teams create focus and urgency by discussing and agreeing on a common mission at the outset of the team’s formation. Team members must collectively answer these questions, “Why must we come together, and what do we need to contribute during our time together?”


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