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Part II: Fundamentals of virtual teams > Defining virtual teams

Chapter 4. Defining virtual teams

Explanation

Virtual teams, similar to traditional teams in many ways, consist of members who must exchange information and ideas to solve a problem or make a decision. However, virtual team members confront a unique aspect of their interaction: members are located at different work sites and must use communication technologies to share information, collaborate, and coordinate their work efforts. Although virtual teams are formed for the same reasons and encounter many of the same obstacles as traditional teams, the geographical distances between members create unique challenges that must be overcome for team success.


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