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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Leadership Challenges In Virtual Team Environment

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Alfred Borget Anoye, Jean Saturnin Kouamé



Virtual team, TELM, e-leadership, challenges, geography and isolation, communication, technologies, motivation, security, trust, and relationship.



We summarized other researchers work and summarized some challenges in virtual teams. Due to the time and resource limitation, although we covered the common challenges in a virtual environment; we might still miss some. Virtual leaders need to notice that those challenges are interrelated with each other. It’s not wise to just focus on some of them and ignore others. Getting familiar with the relationships among those challenges and how they affect each other will be very helpful for leadership effectiveness in virtual teams. Team leaders will need more training, specifically in delegation. Given that, team members need to be able to share leadership responsibilities and training programs ought to be developed in recognition and support of that. A contribution to this problem is that few companies have extensive expertise in how to operate and engage in virtual teams, and they create them without understanding how they differ from regular team.



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