Articles on Virtual Teams

Virtual Team - Introduction

Virtual teams are a group of individuals which are spread across different time zones, cultures, or languages and are united by a common goal. Lets understand the concept of virtual teams in detail.

Virtual Teams vs Traditional Teams

The traditional teams are also known as conventional or co-located or collocated teams. The article discusses the major differences between traditional teams and virtual teams.

Virtual Teams - Myths and Realities

There are several myths that cloud the mindset of the managers of virtual teams which does not allow them to utilize their full potential. Lets discuss in detail about these myths realities about virtual teams.

Types of Virtual Teams

There are various types of virtual teams categorized on the basis of - temporal distribution, lifespan, objective and role of its members. This article looks at each type of virtual team in detail.

Advantages & Disadvantages of VT

Virtual Teams are an emerging new-age trend. This article discusses different perspectives on the advantages and disadvantages of the virtual teams in detail.

Reasons for Failure of Virtual Teams

Lot of organizations adopt virtual teams but only few are able to adopt them successfully. This article discusses in detail the reasons for the failure of virtual teams.

Degree of Virtuality in Teams

The article draws insights from various research studies and experience to understand the key dimensions of virtuality as well as how each of those impacts the level of virtuality in teams.

Role of Virtual Team Members

For an effective virtual team, role coordination is very important. In a virtual team, members play mainly 3 types of roles - task-oriented roles, socio-emotional roles and individual roles.

Four Dimensional Model of Virtual Teams

The Four Dimensional Model of Virtual Teams explains the four aspects - purpose, people, link and time. Lets discuss in detail each of these four aspects to ensure a sound understanding of the dimensions of virtual teams.

Competencies of Virtual Team Members

In this article we will look at what are the key individual competencies that have to be considered before selecting a person to work in a virtual environment.

Success Factors for Virtual Teams

Organizations need to provide supporting drivers for success of virtual teams. The article looks at the most critical factors for the success of a virtual teams.

Leadership Essentials for Virtual Teams

Virtual Teams offers unique set of challenges. The Virtual Team Leader have to adopt a blend of 3 different leadership styles - Transactional, Transformational and Situational.

Setting Up a Virtual Team

The steps involved in creation of a virtual team goes a long way in contributing to its successful functioning. Lets discuss in detail the various steps involved in settting up of a virtual team.

Knowledge Management in Virtual Team

Knowledge Management is a major challenge in case of virtual teams. The article discusses some of the effective techniques for knowledge management in virtual teams.

Managing Social Isolation in VT

Working in a virtual team pulls apart the individual from the social networks. The article discusses in detail on how managers and leaders should manage social isolation in virtual teams.

Training in Virtual Teams

The training program for virtual teams focuses on 3 main aspects - technology, group processes and cross cultural management. Lets discuss these aspects in detail.

Pros and Cons of Working from Home

This article discusses the trend of working from home in view of some recent developments in the United States. The key theme in this article is that there are both advantages and disadvantages of working from home and therefore, it is high time both employers and employees arrived at a mutually beneficial policy regarding the practice. The article makes a case for allowing women employees to work from home in personal exigencies.

Measuring ROI of Virtual Teams

Return on Investment (ROI) is a analytical tool used to measure the benefits relative to the cost. The article discusses about the principles and elements used in calculating ROI of virtual teams.

Performance Appraisal System for VT

Performance appraisal is considered as a challenging task in case of a virtual workplace. Lets understand the performance appraisal system for virtual teams with the help of an example.

Rewards & Recognition System in VT

It is very challenging to design a rewards and recognition system when teams are globally distributed. In case of virtual teams the leader has to come up with creative ideas for recognizing good performance of employees.

Managing Conflict in Virtual Teams

Considering the complex dynamics of virtual team, managing conflict becomes a big challenge. It is the main responsibility of a virtual team leader to manage conflict within the team.

Politics in Virtual Workplace

Politics is an inevitable phenomenon faced by employees in any workplace. The Team Leader plays a very important role in managing politics in the virtual workplace.

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