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For over a decade, practitioners and academics alike have struggled with the realities of virtual teaming. O'Hara-Devereaux and Johansen's book, Global Work (1994), outlines the problems facing organizations that need to bridge distance, culture, and time in accomplishing their work and provides a set of "third-way strategies" to assist with these new challenges. Many others since then have offered suggestions and answers for those who work virtually (for example, Duarte & Snyder, 1999; Lipnack & Stamps, 2000; Gibson & Cohen, 2003; Mankin & Cohen, 2003; Nemiro, 2004; Jones, Oyung, & Pace, 2005; Garton & Wegryn, 2006).

From the work of these authors, six major ch...


Cover of The Handbook of High Performance Virtual Teams: A Toolkit for Collaborating Across Boundaries


Distance, time, and technology are just a few of the factors you’ll need to consider when working with a global team.