Trust in Virtual Teams

Trust in Virtual Teams

Wray E. Bradley (The University of Tulsa, USA) and George S. Vozikis (The University of Tulsa, USA)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-204-6.ch006
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Abstract

Discussed in this chapter are the role and importance of trust in virtual teams. It is suggested that the nature and degree of this trust are related to the culture and management philosophies of a firm, the interpersonal skills of management and team leaders, and the psychological characteristics and prior experiences and expectations of the team members. Trust and trust building are examined at three different levels: the firm level, the manager or team leader level, and the individual member level. A better understanding of the dynamics of trust in virtual teams will assist management in developing more efficient and effective virtual collaborative teams.

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