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In today’s complex organizations it is not uncommon to have as many as 50 percent of employees working on virtual teams. Virtual collaboration has already begun to transform many business sectors. The gradual shift of the U.S. economy from manufacturing and production to one of knowledge and information has contributed to a dramatic change in how and where people work. Virtual Team Success leverages the authors’ global research study and hands-on experience to provide a resource for virtual team members and team leaders. The authors suggest that successful virtual teams are characterized by members that effectively interact among themselves, build a solid basis of trust with each other, and have strong team building and interpersonal skills.

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Related book summaries in the BBS library: The Distance Manager, Managing the Mobile WorkforceCreativity in Virtual Teams

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With an increasing number of employees working outside the central workplace, direct control over members of a project team is a thing of the past. In The Distance Manager, authors Kimball Fisher and Mareen Duncan Fisher have created a practical guide for employers and managers on how to get the most out of off-site employees and virtual teams. Emphasizing the value of management skills and resources required to keep the project on track, the Fishers offer simple tips and real examples in order to guide the prospective team to a project’s successful conclusion.

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