9.6. MANAGE COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIES
Virtual teamwork can be frustrating when not managed well . For more successful team efforts, actively manage the effort:
Publish written instructions a week before the activity.
Give the team a definite goal and deadline.
Make sure someone initially assumes leadership of the team. Leadership can shift as the team progresses.
Allocate adequate time. A virtual team will require more time to complete an activity than a physical team. If team members have not worked on virtual teams before, they will require time to learn to collaborate remotely.
Suggest rules or procedures for conducting team activities, reaching consensus, and settling disputes.
Note which learners do not participate in live collaborative activities, and make a point of calling on them by name during the next live event.