Managing geographically dispersed teams: from temporary to permanent global virtual teams

Hansen, Tine, Hope, Alex and Moehler, Robert (2012) Managing geographically dispersed teams: from temporary to permanent global virtual teams. Social Science Research Network Working Paper Series. pp. 201-215.

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The rise and spread of information communication technologies (ICT) has enabled increasing use of geographically dispersed work teams (Global Virtual Teams). Originally, Global Virtual Teams were mainly organised into temporary projects. Little research has focused on the emergent challenge for organisations to move towards establishing permanent Global Virtual Teams in order to leverage knowledge sharing and cooperation across distance. To close this gap, this paper will set the scene for a research project investigating the changed preconditions for organisations. As daily face-to-face communication is not the basis for developing manager-subordinate, as well as member-member relations, the development of teams to work together efficiently and effectively in a virtual setting has often been neglected. Part of this discussion are the changed parameters in relation to increasing global competition; a new generation of self-lead digital natives, who are already practising virtual relationships and a new approach to work, and currently joining the global workforce; and improved communication technologies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global Virtual teams, ICT, leadership, motivation, self-management, millenials
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Alex Hope
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2012 14:57
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 13:20

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