Changes in technology and the workplace have resulted in an increase in virtual teams. These teams may seem similar to regular, offline teams - but they require a nuanced set of skills and a deep understanding to be managed successfully. In fact, this is a key skill relevant for the 21st century knowledge economy. This CQ Dossier describes how leaders can effectively manage virtual teams and introduces a fresh set of skills to facilitate virtual team effectiveness. The dossier draws on research and theory on leadership style and virtual teams.
Virtual teams are groups of people who have a shared goal which they meet across space, time, and other boundaries. Advancements in communication technology have enabled virtual working for teams. In this CQ Dossier, we consider when it makes sense to make use of virtual teams and point out benefits and challenges associated with them.
This CQ Dossier provides information on how to provide effective e-learning to teams. The dossier describes training strategies that can enable effective instruction when training teams using technology-driven instruction (TDI). The dossier describes the events that should occur before, during, and after training as applied to teams in an e-learning environment.