Introduction

Welcome to a Virtual World, Where People Collaborate from a Distance

Guess who’s surviving and thriving in the competitive global economy? The individuals and organizations that use virtual teamwork and virtual collaboration to their full potential. If you merely tolerate virtual teamwork as a necessary evil, you don’t qualify. Today’s thrivers embrace the value-added benefits of virtual teamwork, not just the cost-cutting benefits. They’re juiced by the possibilities virtual collaboration offers and leverage online collaboration opportunities.

Even if virtual teams and virtual teamwork have been forced on you, you still have a choice. You can go kicking and screaming. You can try to manage virtual teams and off-site employees in ...

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