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Gruppendynamik, Selbstorganisation und Hochleistungsteams in virtuellen Projektteams / Cornelia Mechtler
AuthorMechtler, Cornelia
Thesis advisorWeiss, Edgar Michael
PublishedWien, 30.11.2014
Description188 Seiten
Institutional NoteFachhochschule des BFI Wien, Masterarbeit, 2014
LanguageGerman
Document typeMaster Thesis
URNurn:nbn:at:at-fhbfiw:1-564 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Due to rapid changes in the world environment, increasing customer requirements and expectations of new generations, teams nowadays go through changes such as evacuated core time, flexible teamwork and an innovative mixture of the worklife balance. Virtual worlds have impacts on the transformation of working, leading and communication culture in teams. Virtual teamwork frequently fail because distance teams dont get the same intense attention, preparation and assistance by project managers like face-to-face teams or are not experienced in selforganization. However, the results of this master thesis can be used to understand and influence the growing number of virtual teams, their development and a positive project closure. This master thesis focuses on the differences between face-to-face teams and virtual teams related to project managers, project team members, on virtual highperformance teams and how to form them. In addition, the thesis includes the group dynamics position model created by Raoul Schindler and the versatility of this model in future teams. Therefore, eight experts were interviewed in the form of a qualitative study in order to compare these outcomes with the theoretical results of the literature review. These experts are professionals, consultants or project managers regarding group dynamics, virtual teams or team development projects. Results shown that the tendency of virtual team work, driven by ‘digital natives, is going to be escalating in the next years. Compared to the virtual drive, the building and supporting of virtual self-organized high-performance teams is getting more relevant. Different group positions can be identified in virtual groups which leads to the assumption that the group dynamics position model is also applicable in the virtual world of tomorrow.