Virtual Teams and their Search for Creativity

Virtual Teams and their Search for Creativity

Mila Gasco-Hernandez (Open University of Catalonia, Spain) and Teresa Torres-Coronas (Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Spain)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-204-6.ch012
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Abstract

In this chapter, we examine the differences in processes and results when creativity techniques are used in the management of traditional and virtual teams. To do this, we discuss the following three main elements: the definition of creativity and its relationship with team performance; the variables that enhance creativity in a virtual team; and the most suitable creativity techniques for a virtual environment. We draw two main conclusions. First, creativity can help virtual teams become more effective, and second, not all the methods that foster creativity in a face-to-face context are appropriate in the virtual environment.

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