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Virtual Teams and Technological Environments

Managing Technology and Middle- and Low-skilled Employees

ISBN: 978-1-78973-078-4, eISBN: 978-1-78973-077-7

Publication date: 23 July 2019


This chapter seeks to identify the challenges faced by virtual teams and offers solutions to meet those challenges. Basic underlining concepts behind virtual teams are provided along with the most popular forms of virtual teams. Organizational, crowdsourcing, and peer production/online communities are the most common forms of virtual teams. Understanding these basic concepts will help HRD and HRM professionals to develop virtual teams that are suitable for middle- and low-skilled workers. The chapter also presents the various types of communication technologies used in virtual along with the pros and cons associated with each type.


Hughes, C., Robert, L., Frady, K. and Arroyos, A. (2019), "Virtual Teams and Technological Environments", Managing Technology and Middle- and Low-skilled Employees (The Changing Context of Managing People), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 29-47.



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