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Barriers in virtual collaborative teams Virtual collaborative groupings are potential aspects that aid in productivity. Collaborative groupings involve synchronous and asynchronous interactions and tasks to achieve common goals. The benefit of using collaborative groupings in a virtual environment is that the organization can enroll critical specialists regardless of location. It allows an organization to optimize teams by only using the best talents available. Besides, collaborative groupings reduce costs in terms of traveling between sites and time. Despite the benefits mentioned earlier, collaborative groupings face challenges, making them unsuccessful compared to other co-located teams. Virtual teams are affected by several factors, such as geographic distance, temporal, and perceive distance. These factors are closely related to emotional and social factors, including trust, motivation, and conflicts. Geographical distance impacts communication between collaborators, and therefore it has been a challenge to virtual

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