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Virtual Team Success: A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance by Richard Lepsinger, Darleen M. DeRosa

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Chapter 1. Why Virtual Teams Fail

 

"You have no choice but to operate in a world shaped by globalization and the information revolution. There are two options: Adapt or die.... You need to plan the way a fire department plans. It cannot anticipate fires, so it has to shape a flexible organization that is capable of responding to unpredictable events."

 
 --Andrew S. Grove, Intel Corporation

Virtual teams are more prevalent than ever. It's not hard to see why. Advances in technology have made it easier to organize and manage dispersed groups of people. And competitive pressures and the needs of today's global market workforce have made virtual teams a necessity for some organizations.

Many companies are using virtual teams to reach business objectives ...

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