Managing Virtual Teams
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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.
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Chapter 4: Elements supporting virtuality within an organization

Silvester Ivanaj and Claire Bozon


This chapter clarifies the relationship between the organizational infrastructure and the level of virtuality within that organization. It demonstrates that an appropriate environment, based on corporate infrastructure, is recommended to obtain e_cient virtual teaming. An accurate evaluation of virtual team inputs is necessary to understand the various levers, the type of resources, and supports to be implemented when establishing a virtual work environment. The purpose is to create external and internal effective alliances. We present the possible framework of an organization willing to develop its global processes that use virtuality in their internal and external relations. We specify the six main elements involved in virtuality and their impact in the organization.

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