Removing Space and Time: Tips for Managing the Virtual Workplace

Removing Space and Time: Tips for Managing the Virtual Workplace

Christie L. McDaniel (University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-100-3.ch709

Abstract

Virtual teams are become more and more popular as the world becomes more connected; furthermore, research is suggesting that virtual teams are as effective as face-to-face teams (Baker, 2002). This chapter compares and contrasts virtual teams with face-to-face teams in order to determine what differences exist as the workplace become virtual. It investigates how relationships between team members change when geographic boundaries are removed and how managers should adjust managerial styles when leading a virtual team. Also, a discussion of team dynamics—including the development of trust, team cohesion, and communication barriers—is included. Tips and techniques for developing an effective team are provided for virtual team managers.

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