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Exercises

1: Match the following virtual team formations with the appropriate type of virtual team.

Mr. Kramer, head of Icon International’s Production Team, has decided to assign the packaging and labeling contract to Indestructible Boxes, Inc., which is located in New Jersey. The head of Indestructible Boxes’ Business Group, Mr. Owens, and Mr. Kramer have jointly created a team of experts who will overlook the process.

Icon International purchases raw materials for manufacturing computer chips from Taiwan. The head of Icon International’s Product Purchasing department corresponds with the supplier in Taiwan through e-mail to review the status of orders every week.

The heads of Icon International’s Production, Sales and Marketing, and Product Purchasing departments hold a weekly meeting to review and coordinate their efforts for developing and discovering new product markets.

The Icon International directors hold a meeting once every quarter to determine and review quarterly profits and the organizational goals.

To reduce production costs, the head of the Production Team has divided the production activities between different departments in the organization.

2: Networked teams include members of an organization who share common goals and interests. True or False?




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