More and more often, project teams are geographically dispersed. Geographically dispersed projects are referred to as virtual projects. As project manager of a virtual project, what are some of the communication issues that might arise? What are some ways to transmit information between team members? Are there different ways depending on the time of information (e.g., instructions, key project changes, project status, etc.).© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 9:59 am ad1c9bdddf
Virtual projects can be difficult to manage when considering time zones, cultural differences and technology. Hence, working with a geographically dispersed team can be beneficial at times and trying at others, but the pros always outweigh the cons. Some of the benefits include convenience, enhanced personal space and delayed reactions. If a participant is unable to chime in for a teleconference, ...
Both nonverbal and verbal communication play a significant role in business transactions. Besides helping project teams produce exceptional deliverables, they give introverts the personal space they need to be successful in competitive environments. The author of this excerpt explains how all of these factors fit into the realm of project management and how the dynamics of written and verbal correspondence affect virtual teams.
Process of developing a virtual work team
Please read the attached article, Leadership Challenges in Global Virtual Teams: Lessons From the Field by Kerber, Kenneth W. & Buono, Anthony F.
Answer the following question
Based on this "ComCorp" case, how would you compare the process of developing a virtual work team to developing a team of people who all work together in one place?
Be sure to talk about the ways in which 2 of the articles below relate to the question and case. Please be as specific as you can.
Informal groups - norms, management, etc.
Tuckman's 1965 "Forming Storming Norming Performing" Team-Development Model by Chapman, A http://www.businessballs.com/tuckmanformingstormingnormingperforming.htm
Groups that work by Blair, G. http://www.see.ed.ac.uk/~gerard/Management/art0.html?http://oldeee.see.ed.ac.uk/~gerard/Management/art0.html
Team motivation by Grazier, P http://www.teambuildinginc.com/article_teammotivation.htmView Full Posting Details