The CEO says: “Before I let you go ahead with this...

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6/27/2017 Virtual Teams 1/8 Your Grade 100% Class Average 90% 100% 90% It would save the company money on o韂?ce space rental costs. The 韈?rm's corporate culture would be easier to enforce. Increased information sharing and knowledge transfer among the sales and service employees would occur. Fully mobile sales and service personnel could get to customer sites faster. Decision Point: What Are the Bene韈?ts of a Virtual Team? Points 5 out of 5 Before committing to the idea of creating a virtual team, you will need to be able to convince your CEO that this would be a desirable way for Curtis to operate. Which of the following would be the most likely bene韈?ts of switching to a virtual sales and service team, with telecommuting employees? Results Your Report Number of attempts remaining: 1 Retry MY PROGRESS - 100% Virtual Teams
6/27/2017 Virtual Teams The greater autonomy and 韈?exibility given to the telecommuting sales and service personnel could be highly motivating to these employees. An improved work-life balance for telecommuting employees could result. 5 out of 5 points earned: This was the best choice. You selected cost savings for the company, greater mobility for customer service people, and greater autonomy and 韈?exibility for team members as the most likely bene韈?ts of virtual teams. Virtual teams would save the company money on facilities, allow customer service people to be closer to where they are needed, and allow team members to have more control over their work hours and location, as long as they meet their performance goals. LO 8.3 Explain how speci韈?c alternative work arrangements can motivate employees. pp. 251-256 Read more about it in the eText LO 10.3 Contrast the 韈?ve types of team arrangements. pp. 315-318 Read more about it in the eText Decision Point: Drawbacks of Virtual Teams Points 5 out of 5 The CEO says: “Before I let you go ahead with this virtual team idea, I need to be sure that you’ve considered the risks as well as the bene韈?ts. I see many potential problems with virtual teams and telecommuting. Tell me which ones you think are serious enough to investigate.” Which of the following would be the most likely drawbacks of switching to a virtual sales and service team with telecommuting employees?
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