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Virtual vs. Face-to-Face Teams

Compare virtual teams and face-to-face teams. Which type of team is better and why?

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As organizations are expanding globally and making increasing use of internet/web technologies to conduct their business, the use of virtual teams have increased significantly in today's business world. Organizations are making increasing use of virtual teams instead of face-to-face teams to tap on numerous advantages provided by such teams. However, virtual teams have their own set of disadvantages as well.

Virtual teams are being increasingly used to utilize geographically dispersed knowledge workers for collaborating on various activities, plans and tasks in the organization. As organizations have operations, workforces and offices in numerous locations located remotely from each other, the use of virtual teams enable the organizations to collaborate on various assignments in an effective manner. The main advantage, thus, of virtual teams is that it enables an organization to tap on the expertise of team members located anywhere in the world and allows seamless collaboration between remote workers on various assignments.

Virtual teams allow utmost flexibility ...

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Virtual vs. Face-to-Face Teams: Which is Better?