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Virtual Teams
An examination of the issues concerning the virtual workplace and virtual teams.
# 61916 | 3,874 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 31, 2005 in Business (General) , Labor Studies (General)

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This paper proposes a study to identify the issues and concerns that affect the effectiveness and ability of virtual teams to operate at their highest potential. It looks at how decentralized and independent work centers and factories are an important part of modern organizations and how high levels of accountability and interaction are needed between these different cells or centers. The virtual workplace is defined as one in which the employees work remotely from the organization, that is away from managers and peers.

PART 1-Relationships
Developing Relationships
Confounding Variables
Relationships that Need to be Studied
Part II-- Methods and Design
Research Methods and Designs
Strengths and Weaknesses
Research Methods and Designs

From the Paper:

"Virtual teams are never in physical proximity with each other. The bonding and familiarity that comes from working together is absent. Virtual teams are very task-focused. (Joinson, 2002) Studies indicate that virtual teams communicate differently as compared to those that interact face-to-face. (Warkentin, Sayeed and Hightower, 1997) In the former case, results and outcomes are very important in establishing the value of the team member. The managing and training of the team is important. Many concepts and tools used in traditional organization can be applied to virtual teams. Virtual teams however, also need more support and guidance than traditional teams. Technology plays a very critical role in the stability and success of the virtual team. Team members have to understand and embrace that the constant learning and training is required to keep up with new technology."

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