Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Compass AE: The Answer to Virtual/Distant Teams

What is a Virtual Team
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 strengthened by webs of communication technology. They have complementary skills and are committed to a common purpose, have interdependent performance goals, and share an approach to work for which they hold themselves mutually accountable. Geographically dispersed teams allow organizations to hire and retain the best people regardless of location. Members of virtual teams communicate electronically, so they may never meet face to face. However, most teams will meet at some point in time. A virtual team does not always mean teleworker.

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Is your team spread out geographically?

Does your staff telecommute?

Do you collaborate with remote groups or divisions, 3rd-party developers, suppliers and vendors?

More project managers are finding themselves managing virtual teams -- teams whose members, by choice or by circumstance, are not collocated in the same building. Do you know how to make the transition from collocated teams to distributed teams?

Regardless of your use of the latest in communication, network, and collaboration technology, does your team collaborate any better?

Does your organization still have serious problems in managing their teams remotely?

Collaboration 360's solution for organizations with troubled virtual teams can be found in the Recommended Reading section.

If you are interested in more information, please contact us at service [aatt] collaboration360 [ddott] com. We have a white paper ready for your reading.

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