Principles for effective virtual teamwork

Jay F. Nunamaker, Bruce A. Reinig, Robert O. Briggs

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Some of the significant principles of effective virtual teamwork that companies need to understand and implement for better performance are discussed. Some of the most essential principles for such teamwork, include realigning incentive structures for virtual teams, finding new ways to focus attention on a task, and designing activities that help people to get to know each other. Companies and organizations also need to appreciate and provide incentives for such teams to improve their performance. Better ways and strategies need to be developed and implemented to eliminate distraction among team members and help them improve their performance through joint efforts. Professionals need to make efforts to work on a project jointly, enabling them to know each other better and improve their performance. Leaders of such teams also need to design specific activities to promote team building and improve their performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-117
Number of pages5
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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