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Development of relationships in Global Virtual teams around the task

List of Authors: Majid Aleem, Peter Zettinig
Place: Poznan, Poland
Publication year: 2018


In this study, our focus is to understand the process through which relationships develop over a period of time around the task. We perform an analysis of qualitative data collected over two years following the process approach while using group development theories and generative mechanisms as method tools.

We conclude that while performing different tasks, team members experience both positive and negative emotions. These emotions guide the feeling of team members resultantly influencing the relationship development in teams. Relationship development takes four different trajectories during the life span of these teams. Relationships tend to develop positively and get reinforced over time, in the second case, relationships develop negatively and tend to get reinforced over time, in the third case relationships initially develop positively however in later stage take on a negative trajectory. In the last case, initially, relationships develop negatively but in, later on, take a positive trajectory.

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