Jury Still Out on Effectiveness of Virtual Teams

Companies continue to invest in technology that enables teams to connect on work projects across the globe. But have they considered all the factors of team success?

How important is face-to-face time in influencing virtual team effectiveness?

Does operating in different time zones impede productivity?

How do cultural differences and language barriers effect team cohesiveness?

Are teams thoroughly trained in using the technology that enables their communication and project management?

How do team members develop trust and rapport with people – and bosses – they’ve never met?

And finally, what are other challenges that have not yet been identified?

These are the questions that the study we recently launched wants to answer. Even though the use of virtual teams has increased over 800% in the past 5 years, there is no formal research data available to understand how effectively they operate. And yet companies – fueled by cost savings, advances in technology and increased globalization – continue to create virtual teams and count on them to achieve significant business results.

We want to close this gap. And we want your voice to be heard.

In our 10 minute online survey, we are asking the question – what are the key qualities of an effective virtual team and what challenges are holding them back?

Please take 10 minutes to support this valuable research. For the purposes of this research, a virtual team is defined as a group of individuals who interact through interdependent tasks guided by a common goal and who work across time, space, and organizational boundaries with their work supported by communication technologies.


The survey will be open for a limited time, so please click here today.

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