It’s no big secret that virtual teams need to meet face-to-face. As mentioned in an earlier post, a study completed by Dubé and Robey found that the most prevalent contradiction or tension in virtual teams is the necessity for face-to-face presence. There’s something important about corporeality that allows us to relate to each other, which psychologists haven’t yet figured out, but which most companies realize. Indeed, Stanford researcher Pamela Hinds notes that for many companies regularly scheduling face-to-face visits is actually a key strategy to building their virtual teams.
As beneficial as face-to-face is, schlepping people in from different locations is Continue reading