Example of successful virtual teams

Open-source projects are well-functioning examples of virtual teams. Possible reasons for their success are:

  • All the team members are very idealistic. There is no need to motivate them or try to ensure they identify with the project. This comes all naturally.
  • Everybody feels responsible for the whole project and takes this responsibility very seriously.
  • There is a broad community that provides immediate feedback. This feedback is what drives the whole project. There is no difference in the value of feedback, whether its from peers or users.
  • Everybody who contributes to the project takes pride in the work.

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