A virtual team also known as a geographically dispersed team , distributed team ,  or remote team  usually refers to a group of individuals who work together from different geographic locations and rely on communication technology  such as email, instant messaging, and video or voice conferencing services in order to collaborate. The term can also refer to groups or teams that work together asynchronously or across organizational levels. Members of virtual teams communicate electronically and may never meet face-to-face. Virtual teams are made possible by a proliferation of fiber optic technology that has significantly increased the scope of off-site communication.
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The article — as the name suggests — aims essentially to be a literature review of everything written about virtual teams VTs in the last 15 years. One of the first things it does is attempt to define what a VT is. Interestingly the review makes no differentiation between remote and virtual teams in the way that many people we now work with do. What they do is define the common criteria of VTs, being geographically dispersed, driven by a common purpose, enabled by communication technologies, and involved in cross-boundary collaboration. They cited other characteristics, not universally agreed on as being They identified four different forms of VTs, differentiating between groups and teams in much the way we do in Speed Lead.
Virtual teams: a literature review
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With the outbreak of COVID, many organizations are facing the challenge of switching to virtual work. A large number of teams suddenly need to work no longer physically but digitally together. However, switching to virtual teamwork is not only a special requirement for the team, but also for the leadership of virtual teams.