Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2011


Robert Dryden

Course Title

Communication and Team Building

Course Number

ETM 522


Virtual teams have been in existence for a long time, and much research has been conducted in the field of virtual teams. This article will explore the factors to enable a virtual team to be successful, and how to prevent it from failure. The article will explain the need for virtual teams and why they are so important for a company. This paper will then discuss how the team moves from individual players to team players, and how they work together as a unit and build trust. The type of communication tools are an important factor for virtual teams and will be explored in depth. Providing team feedback and avoiding the potential failures that can happen on a virtual team will be discussed and explained.


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