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- Unique Challenges of Virtual Teams and Their Leaders


Make no mistake: Virtual teams have many advantages over their co-located counterparts. For example, they can make use of a 24/7 workday by parceling out tasks across time zones so their projects never sleep. Team members typically represent a diversity of cultures, skills, perspectives, and capabilities, creating an uncommonly rich resource pool from which all can draw. Plus, virtual team members are more likely to have access to valuable connections and resources they can share for the greater good of the whole team.