Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2008


Charles Weber

Course Title

Communication and Team Building

Course Number

EMGT 522


Multinational corporations have no choice but to operate in a world shaped by globalization and the information revolution. This is where distributed teams play an important role. Distributed teams represent a growing response to the need for high-quality, low-cost, rapid solutions to complex organizational problems. Distributed teams 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. People who lead and work with distributed teams need to have special skills, including an understanding of human dynamics, knowledge of how to manage across functional areas and national cultures, and the ability to use communication technologies as their primary means of communicating and collaborating. This paper delves into the benefits, issues and trends of distributed teams.


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