Virtual teams have been used to leverage scarce and distributed resources for many years. Expense reductions, health epidemics, air travel safety, and complex supply chains have only intensified this need. General best practices for leading and participating in virtual teams are well known but why are there still misconceptions about their effectiveness? What drives the notion that "face to face is always better"? How can groups and individuals take the most advantage of virtual teams through the appropriate use of technology? Working Virtually: Challenges of Virtual Teams provides an in-depth, practical perspective on the growing dependence of virtual teams and how to best exploit them. Based on years of direct experience in managing and participating in virtual teams, as well as developing solutions to help virtual teams be more effective, the authors have provided unique insight that can be leveraged to help you get the most of your virtual teams.
Reader's guide to Working virtually : challenges of virtual teams -- Ch. I. Eight myths of virtual teams -- Ch. II. Look them straight between the eyes -- Ch. III. Out of sight, out of mind -- Ch. IV. It's the exception, not the norm -- Ch. V. Establishing trust -- Ch. VI. Show me the money -- Ch. VII. Human resources advantages -- Ch. VIII. Organizational advantages -- Ch. IX. Mostly co-located -- Ch. X. Mostly virtual -- Ch. XI. How teams work virtually -- Ch. XII. International issues -- Ch. XIII. Virtual team maturity curve -- Ch. XIV. Where is your company or organization on the virtual team continuum? -- Ch. XV. Managing a virtual team -- Ch. XVI. Managing a virtual organization -- Ch. XVII. Impact of culture, affiliation, and shared goals -- Ch. XVIII. Evolution of the groupware concept -- Ch. XIX. Applying tools for maximum impact -- Ch. XX. Team building -- Ch. XXI. challenges of virtual teams -- Ch. XXII. virtual organization -- Ch. XXIII. virtual ecosystem -- Ch. XXIV. E-lancing -- Ch. XXV. Kids of the Internet generation -- Ch. XXVI. Virtual meeting five-year vision/narrative -- Ch. XXVII. Do virtual teams ever need to meet face-to-face?
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 30th April 2005