Team Assignment 4: Teaming Across Distance and Culture.
1. What are the major effects of the physical separation of group members? How can distance, in some cases, be beneficial to groups and teams?
2. What other areas of organizational behavior or design are impacted by information technology, and what are the implications for organizational change?
3. Brainstorm some ways to “redesign” your office space (or an office space you have previously worked in) on paper using virtual or flexible space, or flexible furniture. How would this redesign enhance successful teamwork?
4. What are some of the ways that cross-cultural teams are distinguished from other types of teams? What are some of the benefits and difficulties of building a cross-cultural team?