A Topic: Virtual Teams


Topic: Virtual Teams

Teams are established for many reasons. With employees working at numerous sites, we find that teams are establishing virtually, with members of the team joining together synchronously using video conferencing. In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to compare team behaviors in face-to-face and online (virtual) environments.

General Requirements:

· Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. T

· Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for specific guidelines related to doctoral level writing. The Manual contains essential information on manuscript structure and content, clear and concise writing, and academic grammar and usage.

· Include a minimum of six scholarly topic-relevant sources (majority of articles should be published within past 5 years)

· You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.


Write a paper of 2,000-2,500 words in which you discuss virtual teams. Include the following in your paper:

1. A research-based discussion of the similarities and differences between face-to-face teams and virtual teams.

2. A research-based discussion of the development stages of teams.

3. A research-based discussion of the factors in virtual teams that result in success and those that inhibit success.

4. A research-based discussion of best practices for leading a virtual team.

5. A research-based discussion of the ethical challenges of virtual teams.

Study Materials

Read: Chapters 2, 7, and 10:- The California School of Organizational Studies Handbook of Organizational Consulting Psychology: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory, Skills, and Techniques

Mayer, J. D., Salovey, P., & Caruso, D. R. (2004). Emotional intelligence: Theory, findings, and implications. Psychological Inquiry, 15(3), 197-215. URL:https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=14595133&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Tuckman, B. W., & Jensen, M. A. C. (1977). Stages of small group development revisited. Group and Organizational Studies, 2, 419–427.