Building trust and collaboration in a virtual team

Judith A. Holton (Judith A. Holton is Executive Consultant, Office of Planning, Development and Research, Human and Corporate Services, Holland College, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.E‐mail:

Team Performance Management

ISSN: 1352-7592

Publication date: 1 June 2001


Organizations are increasing their reliance on virtual relationships in structuring operations for a global environment. Like all teams, virtual teams require a solid foundation of mutual trust and collaboration, if they are to function effectively. Identifying and applying appropriate team building strategies for a virtual environment will not only enhance organizational effectiveness but will also impact positively on the quality of working life for virtual team members.



Holton, J.A. (2001), "Building trust and collaboration in a virtual team", Team Performance Management, Vol. 7 No. 3/4, pp. 36-47.

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