Thursday, October 26, 2006

Virtual Teams Defined

Virtual Teams are everywhere, and growing in numbers every day. So how do we define them?

Wikipedia defines a virtual team as,
"A virtual team - also known as a Geographically Dispersed Team (GDT) - is a group of individuals who work across time, space and organizational boundaries with links strenghtened by webs of communication technology. They have complimentary skills and are committed to a common purpose, have interdependent performance goals, and share an approach to work for which they hold themselves mutally accountable."

If you are looking for some resources on virtual teams, you may want to check out the following sites and resources:

Carter MacNamara's Management Help Portal : In addition to resources on virtual teams, there are many additional resources applicable to management topics for both for profit and not-for-profit organizations

Cynthia Cantu: Virtual Teams : A wonderful research paper on virtual teams which will provide you with great background information

There is lots more out there on the web. If you have some great virtual team resource links, please feel free to post these as a comment.


Jennifer Britton
Potentials Realized

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