Chapter 20. Tools for Effective Virtual Team Meetings

Dipti Gupta, Lori Bradley, Terence Yeoh

We are thankful to Ambika Prasad for her contribution to the research on which this chapter was based.

At one point or another, we have all participated in dysfunctional and ineffective team meetings. Ineffective team meetings can reduce employee productivity and increase frustration. Virtual team meetings are no exception. Although virtual team meetings potentially save time and money and draw on talent and expertise, they also heighten the challenges of communication and interaction due to technological and cross-cultural issues. Virtual team meetings can quickly become ineffective if (Austin, Drakos, & Mann, 2006):

  • The objective of the meeting is not ...

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