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Traditional vs Virtual teams: A Qualitative Study of Perceived Success

George, Angel (2021) Traditional vs Virtual teams: A Qualitative Study of Perceived Success. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Due to the global pandemic, all businesses have had to adapt their ways of working, which has seen an increase in remote working and therefore virtual teams. A growing body of literature currently exists on what academics believe to be the advantages and disadvantages of both traditional and virtual teams and what makes these teams successful. This study addresses a gap in the literature and aims to understand the different perceptions of virtual and traditional team success held by team members and leaders.

To test the hypothesis that the majority of individuals perceive that traditional teams are more successful than virtual teams, a qualitative approach was adopted and interviews were held. The findings proved the hypothesis to be true; the majority of participants perceived traditional teams to be more successful than virtual teams, mainly due to a lack of knowledge sharing and team interaction caused by virtual working. These findings suggest a potential bias against virtual teams that organisations may have to navigate in order to reap the benefits of this growing form of teamworking.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Teamwork
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2022 10:46
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2022 10:46
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5517

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