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Global and multinational companies are increasingly relying on virtual teams to perform task and operations. This paper shows that the advent of better and more efficient methods of communication like cell phones, the internet and better media like broadband and Local Area Network (LAN) have made the concept of remote working possible and a reality. The virtual workplace is defined as one in which the employees work remotely from the organization, that is away from managers and peers. The paper explains that teams are very "fickle"-the same conditions and environmental factors may produce different results based on the team members. This problem only gets intensified when teams are not in close physical contact and the bonding and familiarity that comes from working together is absent.
From the Paper:"Decentralized and independent work centers and factories are an important part of modern organizations. High levels of accountability and interaction are needed between these different cells or centers. An advanced level of networking between centers is required. It makes this structure feasible especially since the teams and the work centers are often geographically dispersed. The size of the team, the task for which the team is set up and the roles and duties of individual member of the team all play an important role in ensuring the success of a virtual team."
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