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This free course, Themes and theories for working in virtual project teams, offers an introduction to working in virtual project teams. It explains the terms and concepts related to teams and projects, and highlights the complexity around the interaction of people and technology.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand the roles, functions and dynamics of the members of a team, including comparisons between different types of teams
- identify barriers to effective team work in a virtual environment and propose solutions
- review and comment on team activities in a virtual environment and develop insights to make recommendations for future good practice
- undertake personal and organisational activities associated with working in a virtual team.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Why work together virtually?
- 2 Teams
- 3 Projects
- 4 Systems thinking
- Keep on learning
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Themes and theories for working in virtual project teams
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Originally published: Tuesday, 15th March 2016
Last updated on: Tuesday, 15th March 2016
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