Virtual team fitness: Enhancing team performance through team member health

Kathi J. Lovelace, Christopher P. Neck, Charles C. Manz

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations


Virtual teams have received increased attention in both the practitioner and academic literature, yet little attention has been given to the development of individual team member physical health as a way to improve virtual team performance. While some recent research has examined the role of physical health on managerial andlor employee performance (e.g. Frew & Bruning, 1988; Neck & Cooper, 2000; Shephard, 1999), we argue the role of physical health on an organizational team is equally important. Consequently, this chapter specifically examines the benefits of physical fitness on virtual team performance, and suggests that there is a positive relationship between team member physical fitness and overall team performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVirtual teams
PublisherJAI Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)0762308435, 9780762308439
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Interdisciplinary Studies of Work Teams
ISSN (Print)1572-0977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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