The use of virtual teams by organisations has grown tremendously as a strategic response to COVID-19. However, the concept of virtual teams is not something new, with many businesses over the past three decades gradually incorporating virtual and/or dispersed teams into their processes. Research on virtual teams has followed that of co-located face-to-face teams through lenses such as trust, communication, teamwork, leadership and collaboration. This paper introduces a new paradigm for examining the development of virtual teams, arguably one that would facilitate the consideration of technology as part of a virtual team rather than simply as an alternate to face-to-face teams. That is, viewing the development of virtual teams with embedded technology within an organisation through an innovation framework.
Frost, Mark and Duan, Sophia, "Rethinking the Role of Technology in Virtual Teams in Light of COVID-19" (2020). ACIS 2020 Proceedings. 94.