MSCI 211 - MSCI 211-Spring 2011 Vyvy Ta ID 20229611 Individual Assignment#3 It is difficult to manage a virtual team While there may be benefits to

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MSCI 211-Spring 2011 Vyvy Ta ID: 20229611 Individual Assignment #3 It is difficult to manage a virtual team. While there may be benefits to having a virtual team, there certainly are negatives. The positives of a virtual group include bringing a greater number of ideas, perspectives, knowledge and skills to the group (Langton, 2010). However, the negatives can result in team members recalling stereotypes and bringing bias into the team (Langton, 2010). Virtual teams will also suffer communication issues in terms of language and their geographic location. Before a team can reach the norming stage, it must deal with internal struggles. These can happen during the forming and storming stage. The forming stage is when the group is in a state of uncertainty and lacks structure and leadership (Langton, 2010). The storming stage is when there are conflicts on what the hierarchy of the team is and some where members still fight for individualism (Langton, 2010). The storming stage can sometimes be unresolved, or it can be
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course MSCI 211 taught by Professor Onay during the Winter '08 term at Waterloo.

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MSCI 211 - MSCI 211-Spring 2011 Vyvy Ta ID 20229611 Individual Assignment#3 It is difficult to manage a virtual team While there may be benefits to

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