Best Practices for Virtual Team Effectiveness

Best Practices for Virtual Team Effectiveness

D. Sandy Staples (Queen’s University of Business, Canada), Ian K. Wong (Queen’s University, Canada) and Ann Frances Cameron (Queen’s University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-166-7.ch007
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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to improve the understanding of what makes virtual teams effective. This is done by identifying the best practices for individual team members, the best practices for leaders and sponsors of virtual teams, and the best practices for the organizations that the virtual teams are a part of. Best practices in these categories were identified from: (1) empirical evidence from case studies of six existing virtual teams; (2) the existing literature related to virtual teams; and, (3) traditional team (i.e., collocated) and telework literature. The chapter concludes with implications for organizations and potential research directions.

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