publication . Article . 2009

Leading a Virtual Intercultural Team. Implications for Virtual Team Leaders

Chutnik, Monika; Grzesik, Katarzyna;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Country: Poland
Abstract
Increasing number of companies operate in the setup of teams whose members are geographically scattered and have different cultural origins. They work through access to the same digital network and communicate by means of modern technology. Sometimes they are located in different time zones and have never met each other face to face. This is the age of a virtual team leader. Virtual leadership in intercultural groups requires special skills from leaders. Many of these reflect leadership skills in standard teams. Additionally, a number of challenges appear, among which communication and cultural diversity have an important part. As team members work independently...
Subjects
free text keywords: leader competences, dimensions of virtual teams, virtual intercultural team
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