In the modern-day reality of global corporations, outsourcing, and a vehement emphasis on productivity, virtual teams (also known as “geographically dispersed teams”) are commonplace; even small companies have embraced virtual teams as a result of their outsourcing operations to other companies. Technological innovation and the very low cost of communication have enabled companies to overcome physical distance as an obstacle to doing business, or have they? There are multiple facets to making a virtual team work. This paper focuses on communication issues for a distributed team.
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The effect of multitasking is just one of many variables this author is trying to uncover in his research of virtual teams. Find out what he's learned--and join in the fun by taking a survey that is sure to provide further enlightenment.
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A snip here and a stitch there. Let out a bit over here. Don't suck in your stomach! There, you have a kick-off meeting fit for a virtual team, no matter how spread out it has become.
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