Chapter 15Information Sharing Tools

I want to share something with you: The three little sentences that will get you through life. Number 1: Cover for me. Number 2: Oh, good idea, boss! Number 3: It was like that when I got here.

— Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons

Virtual teams need to share information, or the concept of “teamwork” disappears. Use collaborative software such as calendars, file sharing, forums, bulletin boards, and application sharing to do so.


Calendars let individual team members indicate important dates. Management can specify deadlines, meeting times and dates, and more. Typically, users toggle between their individual personal calendars and the team calendar, although some calendar software lets users view ...

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