the WWW now contemporaneously places billions of pieces of potentially
useful information at everyone's fingertips, the need for business
people to "physically" be together in order to work no longer exists
in many cases. A virtual team is a collection of individuals operating
from many different places, all of whom are working to accomplish
a common goal. Governments, universities, and businesses around the
world are currently using virtual teams. Any business today that wishes
to remain competitive tomorrow should be thinking about utilizing
virtual teams. Why? The answer is simple. Virtual teams let you flexibly
use the intellectual and skill resources of just about anyone, anywhere--while
minimizing the need for costly travel, hosting and meeting expenses.
And from a social and cultural perspective, virtual teams permit employees
to more smoothly blend their work and family lives--since so much
of what they need to do for "work" can now be done virtually anywhere.
By the end of this series, you will be equipped with the skills necessary
to create, manage and lead virtual teams in your organization.
Target Audience: Top-level Managers, Training
Managers, Functional Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders and Researchers
Content Level: Intermediate