ASTD Survey: 40% of Global Team Underperform

NEW YORK, NY – May 24, 2010 – According to a study released today, 80% of corporate managers work  virtually at least part of the time and 63% are members of global virtual teams. The key factors that impair productivity are: cultural differences, communication styles, time-zone differences, language and a lack of face-to-face contact, according to the Virtual Teams Survey Report 2010 – The Challenges of Working in Virtual Teams, conducted by RW3 CultureWizard, an intercultural training consultancy specializing in online intercultural training for global business managers.

Get the report from ASTD.

Posted by Kristin

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  1. May 26, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I think this speaks to the value of social networking in the work place. There are so many tools and ways that remote workers can connect with each other and ways in which the home office can reach out to remote workers. Productivity theoretically rise if people are able to embrace these things.

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