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Exercises

1: In the following scene, Robin (project team member) and Rita (project team member) are talking to each other in the coffee room.

Robin: Rita, you seem really stressed lately.

Rita: Believe me—I have been. I’m working on this team for the new product launch for the fall, and I’m on edge all of the time.

Robin: Why? You’re always serving on some team; you’ve done this a million times.

Rita: Robin, this team is different. I’m the only person who’s on it from this office. The rest of the team is from around the world, and we communicate with e-mails and conference calls.

Robin: Well, I bet you’re learning a lot about technology.

Rita: Unfortunately, I’m learning more than I want to. You know me, Robin—I avoid sending e-mails whenever I can, and I never volunteer to participate in conference calls. I’d rather just have a one-to-one conversation with people. I don’t need to know about all of this new technology.

You are the leader of the virtual team that Rita is on and have just overheard her conversation with Robin. What advice can you give Rita to help her overcome her fear of technology?

2: Virtual team members with the fear of ___________ should exchange pictures with other teammates:
  1. Virtual interaction

  2. Unknown communicants

  3. Technology

  4. Change




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