Managing performance barriers in virtual teams


Managing performance barriers in virtual teams

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dc.contributor.advisor Lewis, Kyle, 1961-
dc.creator Palacios, Vanessa Michelle 2011-02-18T22:13:20Z 2011-02-18T22:13:29Z 2011-02-18T22:13:20Z 2011-02-18T22:13:29Z 2010-12 2011-02-18 December 2010
dc.description.abstract Technological developments and the modern economy have changed the way teams operate. Most professionals today are mobile and equipped with everything they need to work from anywhere at any time, including blackberries, laptop computers, email, video conferencing and other personal productivity devices. Doing work this way, allows for a wide range of benefits such as flexibility, diversity and an increase in productivity. However, these virtual teams require specific conditions to help them reach their full potential. This paper will identify the four major characteristics of virtual teams (geographic dispersion, electronic dependence, dynamic structure and national diversity) and use a model of virtual team effectiveness to examine the three team processes (transactive memory, work engagement and collective efficacy) that are most strongly affected by these characteristics. It will further suggest ways in which leadership can help to overcome these process losses through the establishment of trust, psychological safety and conflict management.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Virtual teams
dc.subject Global teams
dc.subject Team performance
dc.subject Teams
dc.subject Management
dc.title Managing performance barriers in virtual teams 2011-02-18T22:13:29Z
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ambler, Anthony
dc.description.department Engineering Management
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text Engineering Management Engineering Management University of Texas at Austin Masters Master of Science in Engineering

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