Virtual teamwork is harder than it looks. Tell me something new
“When technologies such as e-mail and videoconferencing first began to enable communications between groups of people in different locations, many senior managers rubbed their hands with glee: project teams would be able to work virtually as easily as they could face to face, saving money on airfares and promoting the global nature of the company’s operations.
It has not proved that easy. And as managers of virtual teams struggle to build loyalty, resolve conflicts and prevent turf wars – issues that arise when people are in the same office but that are magnified when they work remotely – they are turning to business schools for advice….”.