TITLE

Dispersed Teams

AUTHOR(S)
Crowley, Elaine
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Leadership Excellence;Apr2005, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents suggestions for managing geographically dispersed teams (GDTs) cost effectively. GDTs suffer more from communication breakdowns and misunderstandings than co-located teams. Conflicts can remain unidentified and take longer to resolve, especially if the teams rely on e-mail and phone meetings. Even holding team meetings becomes complicated due to different time zones, non-native languages, and infrastructure. GDTs magnify the human factor. Distance reduces collaboration, and so trust builds slowly. It is harder to set and maintain clear roles and responsibilities.
ACCESSION #
17441600

 

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