Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles - Michael Watkins - Harvard Business Review

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1. Get the team together physically early-on.

2. Clarify tasks and process, not just goals and roles.  

3. Commit to a communication charter. 

4. Leverage the best communication technologies.

5. Build a team with rhythm.  

6. Agree on a shared language.  

7. Create a "virtual water cooler."  

8. Clarify and track commitments. 

9. Foster shared leadership.

10. Don't forget the 1:1s.