[Reliable Plant blog]
Consider this:The office of the future might not be an office at all. As virtual teams become more prevalent, we edge ever closer to a culture where "work" means logging in to your company's online project management site from your home or collaborating with people who each work for different teams or functions at their local co-working establishment. "Company headquarters" is becoming more of a concept than an actual building. And as physical location becomes less important, companies can hire the best talent regardless of their location. In addition, companies can enhance their efficiency by handing off work across time zones, enabling them to be productive around the clock.
But far too often, say Darleen DeRosa and Rick Lepsinger, this vision of the global economy workplace falls short of today's reality. In other words, virtual teams may be increasingly popular...but they're not necessarily successful.