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Project Management/ Mastering Virtual Teams

Introduction:
In recent years, communication technology has made many advancements. There are many technological options available to choose from. A virtual team needs to have a clear strategy for matching technology to tasks.

Tasks:
Consider the situations given below. Identify which asynchronous or synchronous communication technology you would recommend in these situations and why:

A virtual team has team members situated in different time zones. The team is not aware of the latest trends in communication technology.

A virtual team has members in different locations in the same time zone, such as New York and Washington, DC. The team is aware of the latest trends in communication technology.

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Asynchronous or Synchronous Communication Technology:

A. A virtual team has team members situated in different time zones. The team is not aware of the latest trends in communication technology.

This team needs asynchronous tools. Asynchronous tools enable communication and collaboration over a period of time through a 'different time-different place mode' (Ashley, 2003). This tools allows virtual team members to "connect together at each person's own convenience and own schedule, sustain dialogue and ...

Solution Summary

This is a discussion on Asynchronous and Synchronous Communication Technology and how they can be used by a virtual team.

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