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The project manager in the United States welcomes the team to an important meeting. For him, it’s early morning. But it’s midday for the team members in Ireland, late afternoon for those in India and late evening in Australia, where they are working from home and will go to bed after the call. For those who manage global programs or projects, this scenario is a common challenge. Although virtual teams offer many advantages, they come with obstacles as well: Meetings can be hard to schedule, and language barriers can create communication hurdles. Due to limited or absent face-to-face contact, team members might feel isolated or sense a lack of collaboration with co-workers.
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