Global Virtual Teams (GVTs) have become a common practice utilized in most organizations necessary for business continuity and as a result of forced remote work due to factors such as global pandemics. GVTs are characterized by unique traits which enable the team to achieve goals. Studies show that GVT needs should be addressed at the outset of working together in order to ensure better results. The methodology used for this study was qualitative and employed where a phenomenological, descriptive approach was implemented. Interviews were utilized for collecting data on GVTs. Evidence from the research showcased that GVT attributes such as emotional intelligence, communication, and teamwork play a significant role in ensuring the collaboration and efficiency of the team. Additionally, GVT leadership practices such as result-orientation, communication skills, and technology are critical in aligning the team with expected outcomes.
Axtell, Kayleigh; Schneider Demaria, Suelen; and Gurick, Mitchell
"Challenges and Strategies of Virtual Team Leaders: A Global Overview,"
The Scholarship Without Borders Journal: Vol. 1, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/swbj/vol1/iss1/1