Effects of task interdependence and type of communication on performance in virtual teams

The results show that superior virtual teams performance is contingent on the match between the nature of the task and the choice of communications modality.Research limitations/implicationsFirst, additional research will be needed to confirm and extend the findings in actual working environments

Ramón Rico; Susan G. Cohen

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • The analyses revealed an interaction effect between task interdependence and synchrony of communication
  • The results show that superior virtual teams performance is contingent on the match between the nature of the task and the choice of communications modality
  • A closer look is necessary at the different mediation processes employed by teams in situations where there is a better or worse fit between task characteristics and type of communication
  • This work complements past research that has focused mainly on virtual teams using asynchronous technologies or comparing them with face‐to‐face teams

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