New PDF release: Mastering Virtual Teams


By Deborah L. Duarte

ISBN-10: 0787955892

ISBN-13: 9780787955892

ISBN-10: 0787958581

ISBN-13: 9780787958589

The unique version of learning digital groups provided a first-of-its-kind software package for leaders and individuals of digital groups. Now, this revised and improved moment version incorporates a CD-ROM full of precious assets that let digital groups to entry and use the book's many checklists, exams, and different useful instruments speedy and simply. The authors offer up-to-date instructions, recommendations, and top practices for operating cross-culturally and cross-functionally, throughout time and distance, to work out a undertaking via. The necessary instruments, workouts, and real-life examples express how an individual can grasp the original dynamics of digital crew participation in an atmosphere the place the previous principles now not follow.

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8 The two factors can be used as key variables to predict the effectiveness of different technological options in different situations. Implicit in this approach are two concepts: (1) that the ideal technology will be different from one type of task to another and (2) that more social presence and information richness is not always better. In selecting appropriate technologies, the types of tasks that teams work on can be divided into four broad categories: 1. Generating ideas and plans about the team’s work, including collecting data to make decisions about plans 2.

Organizational culture includes norms regarding the free flow of information, shared leadership, and cross-boundary collaboration. Help to create organizational norms and values that focus on collaboration, respecting and working with people from all cultures, keeping criticism constructive, 20 Mastering Virtual Teams and sharing information. The organization’s culture sets the standard for how virtual team members work together. 24 The success of virtual teams is related to how the organization fosters or impedes trust between itself and its external partners.

The way in which NASA works during a mission is an excellent example of a virtual action team. During a flight, mission operations, usually located in Houston, collaborates with the astronauts; with tracking stations around the globe; and with experts, such as engineers and scientists, in different locations, in order to ensure that the mission proceeds nominally. How Being Virtual Adds Complexity It is easy to characterize the types of virtual teams using the same categories as traditional teams.

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