Virtual Teams – a new paradigm from nature

Bioteaming:Why virtual teams need more than internet technology to succeed

What caught my attention was the reference to virtual networked eams being a different beasts…

“Virtually” means that the team will be dependent on Internet technologies much more than before. Less obvious but equally significant is the fact that “virtually” also means that the team operates with “virtual capacity” where virtual is used in its original sense of “not physically present”. This means the team constantly grows and shrinks its active membership throughout its lifetime which makes it much harder to maintain a coherent sense of team and purpose.