Challenges of global virtual projects (1).docx

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By selecting the team globally who are in different time zones has an advantage to the manager for making the things speed up and delivering the work on time, as the manager can assign the tasks to the teams all over the clock. Even the resources in the team will have more exposure and they will get to know more people who are involved in the team globally. The team members can build good relationships irrespective of their cultures and diversities and this builds unity and trust among the team and which will eventually help company growth. Challenges associated with global virtual teams Aforementioned, global virtual projects are experiencing a lot of challenges that has been able to prevent the scaling up of various activities. The following are some of the challenges associated with global virtual projects; (1) Roles Most of the global virtual teams need to come up with a clear understanding about the direction, purpose together with the various roles that should be played by the team members. Lack of common understanding will actually lead to an inappropriate activity
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15 CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL VIRTUAL PROJECTS thereby wasting time that should have been used to carry out essential issues. Coming up with clear and efficient goals will perfectly help in the alignment of the efforts displayed by all the members to allow each and every individual to work together in the same direction. (2) Personal communication Despite the fact that all the team members are able to speak English, this is not a guarantee that all of them will have a chance to speak the same English. A good example is the kind of English that is spoken in Australia and united states, these are totally different English that are spoken by different people. It is therefore appropriate to use some of the common terms that can be easily understood by all members of the group in order to perfectly analyze some of the essential issues. There is the need to come up with multiple communication channels to enable all members to perfectly understand what is going on. Personal communication needs to be well addressed at all times to ensure that everything is capable of running smoothly. (3) Technical communication Collaborative software is important since it gives people a perfect opportunity to come together as brothers and work together irrespective of the differences that exists in their schedules. Some of the most common techniques are the use of email, texts and virtual chatting. It perfectly helps in the alignment of the works that are presented by the team members thereby pointing out various problems. Various conferences can be used in the discussion of various issues that are associated with the status of any project in relation to the recommendations that are made by all the members of the team.
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16 CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL VIRTUAL PROJECTS (4) Trust This is one of the important ingredients that has the capability of coming up with a successful team that is determined towards working in one direction. All the team
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