BUS5325 Dispersed Team Dynamics
Often work is conducted with colleagues who are dispersed nationally if not globally. Collaboration is supported by various types of online meeting tools and information systems. This course critically discusses the socio-technical nature of virtual teams, successful strategies for building and managing a dispersed team including developing communication channels, and how to establish trust, credibility, a sense of responsibility, and a feeling of community in a virtual work environment. Methods for dealing with cultural issues and working across time zones are also addressed.