Virtual teams are groups of geographically and/or organizationally dispersed coworkers who collaborate primarily through some combination of communication and information technologies. The extant literature shows that virtual teams are more effective on divergent tasks than face-to-face teams but less effective on convergent tasks. The aim of this chapter is to generate a series of theoretical propositions that explain why virtual teams are less effective at convergent tasks than face-to-face ones and to suggest interventions to support virtual teams.
|Title of host publication||The internet and workplace transformation|
|Editors||M. Anandajaran, T. Thompson, C. Simmers|
|Place of Publication||Armonk|
|Number of pages||294|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Name||Advances in management information systems|
Rutte, C. G. (2006). Convergence in virtual teams. In M. Anandajaran, T. Thompson, & C. Simmers (Eds.), The internet and workplace transformation (pp. 151-161). (Advances in management information systems; Vol. 7). Armonk: M.E. Sharpe.