Mapping Virtual Team Use Across Sectors

Introduction Five broad spheres of activity have been identified that make use of virtual teams: Business/Industry, Education, Military, Healthcare, and Non Profit Voluntary Organizations. All basically share the same fundamental challenges and opportunities associated with virtual teaming generally. That is, how can ostensible virtual strangers become high functioning collaborators without ever meeting face-to-face? Business / Industry The Business-to-Business channel has three sub …

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Virtual Teams: The Gap Between Expectation & Performance

There’s an immense gap between management expectations and actual outcomes. In one global study, 27% of virtual teams were found to be not fully performing![i] Another study revealed that only 18% of seventy global business virtual teams were found to be highly successful![ii] Essentially, 80% of virtual teams are performing significantly below capacity. The financial cost is enormous due to lost productivity, missed …

Howard Esbin, PhDVirtual Teams: The Gap Between Expectation & Performance