Digital working in times of crisis

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Researchers investigate consensus building in virtual teams during the Covid-19 pandemic

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(Image: Pixabay CC0)



Virtual working offers many opportunities, but also harbors risks. In addition to the known disadvantages - less personal contact, communication and coordination difficulties - external crises can pose an additional challenge, especially if employees at different locations work together across local or national borders and are affected to varying degrees by a crisis. An international research team from the Universities of Göttingen, Bolzano and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro has now investigated whether the members of virtual teams manage to find a consensus in their collaboration despite an external crisis. ...

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