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International virtual teams management

Discuss International virtual teams management ,the problems of communication, tasks, conflict resolution, solutions and good practices managers must consider.

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In today's globalized and technology centric business environment, establishment of virtual teams in the organization has become extremely important to ensure that remotely located employees/team members in the organization can coordinate and work with each other in an efficient and smooth manner.

There are numerous benefits with virtual teams. First of all, it enables enormous flexibility for the organization and its employees as employees located in any part of the world can connect with each virtually and work in cooperation with each other and thus, there is no need to travel and be at the same place for meetings, discussions, etc. This also results in significant cost savings because travel costs are significantly reduced. Further, work is executed at a much rapid pace.

However, virtual team management is a complex and difficult task for managers because the dynamics of management has completely changed with the advent of virtual teams. Let us evaluate some of these challenges and potential solutions/best practices related to those challenges.

The basic challenge of managing virtual teams is lack of control over team members due to their location. As team members are distributed geographically, it is a major challenge to manage such remotely located team members. Managers that are used to physically administer their employees find it challenging to control and monitor the work of their subordinates remotely. In order to ensure that managers adapt to such different managerial style, it is essential that they develop strong trust and rapport with their team members and make effective use of delegation to empower their employees via adequate ...

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Discuss International virtual teams management ,the problems of communication, tasks, conflict resolution, solutions and good practices managers must consider.

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