Employees working in ‘virtual teams’ can overcome performance difficulties to work effectively if they have positive feedback, social support and job autonomy in their tasks and jobs, new research involving Curtin University has found.
The research, published in the annual review of the journal Small Group Research, investigated the mutual impact of virtual teamwork, which includes using virtual tools such as email or video conferencing from different countries and locations, and work design on the functioning of teams.
Centre for Transformative Work Design's researcher Dr Florian Klonek joined RTRFM to discuss the report.
Listen to the interview where Florian discusses the virtues and drawbacks of virtual teams. He also touches on team interdependence and how virtual teams can outperform face-to-face teams.