Chapter 16Virtual Team Building

No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Team building is an important way to rejuvenate and improve teams. Done properly, it can build or restore trust, create better work relationships, and improve general team effectiveness. In this chapter we review a number of virtual team-building methodologies in more detail and share tips on how to make virtual team-building activities more productive.

Two Types of Team Building

There are two types of team building activities: The first focuses on improving relationships, and the second focuses on improving the team’s ability to perform its tasks. Although some team-building activities incorporate elements of both relationship ...

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