Virtual Collaboration, Barriers to Communication
Do some research and answer the following critical thinking questions from this week’s readings. In your analysis, cite a minimum of three (3) references from different sources (the textbook can be one source).
- Advances in technology are making it easier than ever for people to collaborate, even when they are dispersed globally. Discuss how you could manage potential conflict within your team over the fact that not all members will have the same knowledge of the English language.
- Compare how the stages of group development might be different for virtual teams compared to traditional face-to-face teams. What would be some of your recommendations for dealing with the differences in group stages of development in virtual teams?
- Identify and summarize the five barriers to communication. Then, assume you are communicating with someone who has an oversized ego. What actions could you take to increase the effectiveness of your communication with this person?