Ethical Reason

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A global virtual team is a sophisticated system of people who routinely confront cultural differences in a digital environment that is constantly changing. This article mentions how understanding cultural differences is imperative for the success of a group of individuals within a team communicating virtually from different locations throughout the world. But also talks about the challenges global virtual teams will face with the use of technology. Third, the reading also distinguishes what is needed for effective virtual team considering the people, process and technology point of view and underlying characteristics of virtual teams and challenges the entail.
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I don’t fully agree with the use of global virtual teams. Organizations cannot take employees and put them in teams and expect them to work. It takes effort and time from both the employees and managers. However if correctly done, then yes building virtual teams could deliver even greater benefits. When focusing on global virtual teams, developing and increasing an individual’s and a team’s intercultural competence is an important variable in determining the team’s success. Trusting relationships in a disciplined structured environment is essential to the success of global virtual teams. These relationships are built through increased team member intercultural competence. Building trusting relationships is a differentiator that keeps people motivated, engaged, and committed. When cultural diversity is part of the equation, building-trusting relationships means being open-minded, curious, and accepting of others’ differences. Also another reason why I find this concept not as useful is because of the technology use. Technology has many uses but has a limit on the use of social, non-verbal and emotional features that you have in a face-to-face setting. Technology isn’t cheap or easy to…...

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