230 Part 3 Groups and Interpersonal Relations or facilitator should also be made clear, such as indicating that the leader will carefully review all output and make suggestions for revision. Agreement should also be reached about which network technology will be used for the group members to communicate with each other. The technology could be as basic as e-mail or as advanced as online workspace, where team members can store and edit documents and have access to a shared database. The shared document is helpful in making sure that team members are working on the latest version of the project. The leader should provide an organizational chart that specifies whom to contact for every part of a project. In this way, each team member knows who is responsible for which phase of the project, thereby minimizing communicating to everyone on the team in search of information. Although some virtual teams are far-
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