If we’re talking purely about their goals and functions…nothing, really.
Like all other teams they are formed to solve a problem, do a project, perform a service, or come up with some answers. What makes them so special is that they are able to pool together talent and expertise from anywhere (and sometimes anytime) regardless of geographic location. Their flexibility and geographic spread allow businesses to be more responsive and competitive, not to mention more economical (Bell & Kozlowski 2002; O’Leary & Mortensen 2010).
The idea sounds brilliant in theory, but with humans being the tricky creatures that we are, it doesn’t always work out as expected.
While technology now easily bridges Continue reading