Dos and don’ts of online teamwork

Online teamwork is similar to working with a team in person, but with some added challenges and opportunities.

Collaborating online in teams is an essential contemporary skill, whether in professional life or in your group assignments at university. As with teamwork in general, online collaboration works best when everyone:

  • agrees on the team's rules and structure, and
  • communicates effectively to build a shared team purpose.

In the online environment, a team's communication and collaboration rely on digital tools, so think carefully about how your team can use these tools most effectively to achieve its goals.

3 essentials of effective online teamwork

3 barriers to effective online teamwork

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