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Jim Miles – IT & IT Security Consultant – Web Sites for Growing Organizations

Virtual Teams Can Outperform Traditional Teams

Teams can be highly effective even when members have never met in person. In fact, virtual teams can actually outperform traditional co-located groups. An extensive study of 80 software development teams with programmers from the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia proved that virtual teams can lead to increased efficiency and better business results, but only if they are managed to maximize the potential benefits while minimizing the disadvantages….

But here’s the rub. Dispersed teams can outperform co-located ones only if — and this is a big “if” — they are managed properly. Here are a few guidelines…

via Virtual Teams Can Outperform Traditional Teams – Keith Ferrazzi – Harvard Business Review.

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