Virtual Management: Trials and Tribulations
Members of two professional listservs (the North Carolina Project Management Institute and the American Society for Information Science and Technology) were sent links to an online survey. Participants were practitioners and worked on or managed virtual teams at least fifty percent of the time. The survey found that most virtual workers do not get trained to work virtually; furthermore, there is nearly a 50/50 split on work place preference (virtual or face-to-face) among virtual workers. It was also found that the most common complaint about virtual work is related to communication difficulties. Finally, the survey found that the younger the virtual worker, the more likely they are to be closely monitored by their manager.
Advisor:Barbara B. Moran
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:teams management face to virtual gender by role age
Date of Publication:04/08/2007