Mastering Virtual Teams, 2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded / Edition 2

Mastering Virtual Teams, 2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded / Edition 2

by Deborah L. Duarte, Nancy Tennant Snyder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787955892

ISBN-13: 9780787955892

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Wiley

No longer bound by the constraints of time and distance, today's managers are free to assemble the best talent they can find from wherever they can find it. But once these teams are in place, managers must also find ways to help the participants—who are often from widely different backgrounds—work smoothly together. The acclaimed first edition of

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No longer bound by the constraints of time and distance, today's managers are free to assemble the best talent they can find from wherever they can find it. But once these teams are in place, managers must also find ways to help the participants—who are often from widely different backgrounds—work smoothly together. The acclaimed first edition of Mastering Virtual Teams was the first nuts-and-bolts guide for managers who must help people from different parts of the company, different countries, and different cultures work together effectively. In this newly revised second edition, the authors—both respected global management experts—have updated the contents to reflect the experience and feedback they have gained since the book was first published. In addition, they have included their insights and tools in a CD-ROM that offers new solutions to the unique challenges of working cross-culturally and cross-functionally. Full of exercises, checklists, workshop agendas, competency assessments, and more, the CD-ROM works in tandem with the book to give hands-on guidance on how to facilitate virtual team meetings, track team results, and solve typical team problems. Readers can use the CD-ROM to tailor or customize the electronic tools for their own purposes or simply print them out and use them as is in their teams. The authors give step-by-step directions for putting these tools and techniques together and outline the skills that are critical for making them work. They show how to select technology that matches virtual teams' tasks, attitudes, and experience, and demonstrate ways to deal with the impact of culture on team performance, trust, and dynamics. This unique book and CD-ROM combination provides managers and directors of global projects, internal and external trainers, and team leaders and members with a complete tool kit for accurately gauging and radically improving their virtual teams' effectiveness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787955892
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
Book and CD Rom
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.33(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Checklistsix
Prefacexi
The Authorsxix
Part 1Understanding Virtual Teams
1Critical Success Factors3
2Crossing Technical Boundaries25
3Crossing Cultural Boundaries54
Part 2Creating Virtual Teams
4Myths and Realities of Leading Virtual Teams73
5Starting a Virtual Team: Six Major Steps92
6Team Member Roles and Competencies121
7Building Trust in Virtual Teams139
Part 3Mastering Virtual Teams
8Virtual Team Meetings157
9Virtual Team Dynamics179
10Working Adaptively203
Notes217
Index225
How to Use the Accompanying CD-ROM230

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