Explore BrainMass

Collocation of Team Members - Unimportant?

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

Mark is a member of the executive team that is sponsoring a new project. He has argued that with modern information technologies, collocation of team members on this project is no longer important, and should not even be considered. As a member of this executive team, explain how you would respond to this claim.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:32 am ad1c9bdddf

Solution Preview

If there is no collocation of teams, there are many problems related to teams that have members located in different parts of the world. First, the cost of new technology adds to project cost. There are costs associated with multiple communication technologies such as instant messaging, and video-conferencing. Next, if the team members belong to different time zones it is difficult to organize a virtual meeting where every team member is online. Further, if any team member is not efficient in communication because of the virtual communication mediums, the team ...

Solution Summary

This posting gives you a step-by-step explanation of the problems faced by virtual teams. The response also contains the sources used.

See Also This Related BrainMass Solution

Global Project Management and Future Trends

Discuss global project management and future trends in project management. Be sure to address the following:

a. The similarities and differences between domestic and global project management
b. The challenges of managing a virtual (remote) team
c. The challenges of managing projects involving teams with members from multiple ethnic and sociopolitical backgrounds
d. Competitive versus cooperative alliances between competing organizations
e. Technology enhancements that could affect project management in the future
f. At least three trends that will be important to project management in the next decade.

View Full Posting Details