How absence can make the heart grow fonder: Dispersed teams and the positive effect of perceived proximity
Human Resource Management International Digest
Article publication date: 2 August 2019
Issue publication date: 9 August 2019
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Using geographically-dispersed teams presents both opportunities and threats to firms. The option can be cost-effective and employees welcome the chance to operate more flexibly and achieve a better work-life balance. Separation of team members is an obvious problem but can be overcome through effective communication and building a sense of belonging that can generate perceptions of proximity.
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(2019), "How absence can make the heart grow fonder: Dispersed teams and the positive effect of perceived proximity", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 27 No. 6, pp. 19-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-06-2019-0160
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