Managing Virtual Teams

Managing Virtual Teams

Silvester Ivanaj and Claire Bozon

The book Managing Virtual Teams, explores the critical elements that must be considered in managing virtual teams in organizations – from structural, managerial, and process points-of-view. Based in solid research, the book provides a deep look at the nature of virtual teams and the factors that enable their success. It lays out in clear detail the key characteristics of virtual teams and traces their emergence within organizations and the research literature. It makes a valuable contribution with clear guidelines for managerial practice - both to researchers interested in learning about virtual teams and to managers and organizations dealing with the challenges of managing virtual teams.

Chapter 6: Socio-emotional processes

Silvester Ivanaj and Claire Bozon

Subjects: business and management, organisational innovation, organisational behaviour, strategic management, innovation and technology, technology and ict

Abstract

The socio-emotional processes include communication, collaboration, knowledge and trust-building processes, that are necessary to create performing virtual teams. These processes are supported by the infrastructure and are set up in favour of virtuality. We define the characteristics of each process and the implication of key factors for the different processes that affect virtual teaming. It is crucial to capture the socio-emotional processes because they directly determine the level of performance of the virtual team, both work process and affective performance, in close relationships with technological and managerial processes.

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