Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2015


Fatima Albar

Course Title

Communication and Team Building in Engineering Management

Course Number

ETM 522/622


The advances in virtual collaborative technology have helped many companies to create the virtual team with multiple team members from different geographies and cultures to solve company’s big issues. Virtual team has many benefits such as reducing cost, allocating companies’ resources especially labors and talents more efficient, providing flexible schedule to employees, and improving employee’s health. However, virtual teams also face many different issues. This paper focuses on the challenges in decision-­‐making process and proposes solutions to these challenges. These solutions are based on our team members’ observation and experience to help virtual teams make decisions more effectively.


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