Developing Virtual Work Teams

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Essay #: 052013
Total text length is 9,993 characters (approximately 6.9 pages).

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Developing Virtual Work Teams
In recent years, as communications technology has continued to evolve at an ever-increasing pace, the use of virtual teams of workers by corporations large and small has become more and more commonplace.  Not only has the increased speed and convenience of long-distance communication aided this development, but also the simultaneous increase in the costs of travel and the logistical complexities of managing global enterprises.  All these factors have contributed to the realization in many companies that it is more cost-effective to allow workers and contractors to remain in their local area rather than meet at one common physical location, and to cooperate on various tasks via electronic media.  An excellent...
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.....irtual teams will require that management make a continued commitment to more effective team development and organization from the beginning of each project.
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