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. Built and Natural Environment Research Papers. ISSN 1756-2473
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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.
|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
|Divisions:||Faculties > Engineering and Environment > School of Built and Natural Environment > Construction Management|
|Depositing User:||Alex Hope|
|Date Deposited:||26 Jun 2012 15:57|
|Last Modified:||04 Dec 2013 15:57|
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