IT Management Slideshow: Virtual Teams Feel Disconnected

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-23-2010

Virtual Teams Feel Disconnected

40 percent of those surveyed say their virtual teams are only somewhat successful or not successful at all.

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73 percent of those surveyed say it's more challenging to manage conflict within a virtual team compared to a team that meets face-to-face.

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69 percent of those surveyed say it's more challenging to make decisions with a virtual team compared to a team that meets face-to-face.

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64 percent of those surveyed say it's more challenging to express opinions within a virtual team compared to a team that meets face-to-face.

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Nearly half of those surveyed say it's more challenging to deliver quality output and generate innovative ideas with a virtual team compared to a team that meets face-to-face.

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81 percent of those surveyed indicate that time zones present the greatest hurdle to the success of a global virtual team.

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64 percent of those surveyed indicate that language barriers - including accents and dialects - present the greatest hurdle to success for a global virtual team.

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59 percent of those surveyed say local laws, customs and holidays present the greatest hurdle to success for a global virtual team.

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94 percent of those surveyed indicate that the inability to read non-verbal cues is also a challenge when it comes to global virtual teams.

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90 percent of those surveyed indicate the lack of face-to-face contact interferes with building relationships.

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