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REVIEW ARTICLE

Leading Virtual Teams: A Review of Best Practices

Anthony P Catinella, Mary J Amaro Esparza

Keywords : Communication, Human behavior, Human factors, Leadership, Teams, Team effectiveness, Virtual meetings, Virtual teams, Virtual work

Citation Information : Catinella AP, Esparza MJ. Leading Virtual Teams: A Review of Best Practices. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2021; 15 (4):371-376.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1826

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Abstract

With the impact of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, healthcare and businesses abruptly had to adopt the use of virtual meeting space as a means to support their work. Users experienced change with both positive and negative results, with reports of “Zoom“ fatigue as an example of a new effect brought on by this newer medium. However, little guidance has been offered to clinicians in principles and practices to support the use of virtual teams and meetings. This narrative review summarizes best practices in developing virtual teams and running virtual meetings. The advantages and disadvantages of the virtual environment are summarized, including multitasking as both positive and negative aspect of the expanded virtual environment. To support both the task and relationship functions of teams through virtual meeting space, recommendations are provided to ensure such teams and meetings are optimized.


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