Chapter 4. Getting Virtual Teams Right the First Time: Keys to Successful Collaboration in the Virtual World

Linda M.L.Peters, Charles C.Manz

The virtual world, enabled by technology, has opened doors that were once unimaginable outside of science fiction movies. Organizations today are using these new opportunities to gain a competitive advantage over other companies in their industries by forming project teams, made up of experts from around the country and globe, in order to accomplish their strategic goals. However, jumping head first into virtual collaborative arrangements without establishing a solid foundation for success may not be the best approach. Many employees who collaborate beyond their immediate physical location are being asked ...

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