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Author DeRosa, Darleen M., 1970-
Title Virtual team success : a practical guide for working and leading from a distance / Darleen M. DeRosa, Richard Lepsinger.
Imprint San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2010.
Edition 1st ed.

Author DeRosa, Darleen M., 1970-
Subject Virtual work teams.
Alt Name Lepsinger, Richard, 1948-
Description xxxi, 187 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Edition 1st ed.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Why virtual teams fail -- Profiles of virtual teams success: what good looks like -- Virtual team launch kit -- What differentiates great virtual teams: how to RAMP up -- How to lead virtual teams -- What factors really accelerate virtual team performance: the four top performance boosters -- How to facilitate high impact virtual meetings: techniques that really work -- Six lessons for successful virtual teams -- Onpoint's global virtual team study.
ISBN 9780470532966 (cloth)
0470532963 (cloth)
OCLC # 612963926
Table of Contents
 List of Tables, Case Studies, Figures, and Exhibits 
Section OneBuilding High-Performing Virtual Teams1
Chapter OneWhy Virtual Teams Fail3
 Key Challenges6
 Four Pitfalls to Virtual Team Performance8
Chapter TwoProfiles of Virtual Team Success---What Good Looks Like15
 Team Composition15
 Communication and Training19
Chapter ThreeVirtual Team Launch Kit27
 Test Your Virtual Team Launch IQ27
 Setting Virtual Teams Up for Success30
 Is Your Organization Prepared to Support Virtual Team Work?49
Chapter FourWhat Differentiates Great Virtual Teams---How to RAMP Up Your Team's Performance51
 What Differentiates Top Virtual Teams?51
 The ShingleSeal Standstill: How Would You Handle It?57
 RAMP Up Virtual Team Performance60
Section TwoLeading Virtual Teams81
Chapter FiveHow to Lead Virtual Teams---Tips, Techniques, and Best Practices for High Performance83
 Challenges Virtual Team Leaders Face83
 Raygen Company Slump: How Would You Handle It?88
 Virtual Team Leadership Self-Assessment91
 What Makes an Effective Virtual Team Leader?92
 Obstacles at a Glance: A Quick Reference Guide107
Chapter SixWhat Factors Really Accelerate Virtual Team Performance---The Four Top Performance Boosters113
 Taking Virtual Team Performance to the Next Level113
Chapter SevenHow to Facilitate High-Impact Virtual Meetings---Techniques That Really Work131
 The Facilitator's Role132
 V-Meeting Checklist134
 Building a V-Meeting Agenda134
 Keeping Virtual Meetings on Track136
 Dealing with Other Common Challenges140
 Conclusion: Six Lessons for Successful Virtual Teams147
Lesson 1Focus on People Issues147
Lesson 2No Trust, No Team148
Lesson 3"Soft" Skills are Essential149
Lesson 4Watch Out For Performance Peaks150
Lesson 5Create a "High-Touch" Environment151
Lesson 6Virtual Team Leadership Matters152
 Closing Thoughts153
 Appendix: OnPoint's Global Virtual Team Study157
 About the Authors177