With more and more companies adopting dispersed field teams, there is an increasing need for efficient team-building exercises which lend themselves specifically to such groups. The bonds that employees form in the office are often made around the water cooler, or on a lunch break, and in the case of virtual teams, no such opportunities exist. If managers want to optimize the performance of their reps in the field, they should take action and create opportunities for those employees to develop bonds. A team which knows each other on a personal level is more likely to feel accountable for carrying their own workload, and will be more supportive of their coworkers when they need help. Following these few easy strategies can make all the difference in a team that rarely gets the opportunity to interact with each other.