Face-to-face (F2F) teams form and function differently than computer mediated (virtual) teams. The social processes associated with effective team work are different in F2F and virtual teams. These differences affect the ability of groups of people to successfully form a team that can function effectively. This study found that computer mediated teams differ significantly from F2F teams along important group style dimensions as measured by the Group Style Inventory.
Branson, Leonard; Clausen, Thomas; and Sung, Chung-Hsien, "Form and Function-Group Style Differences
between Computer Mediated and
Form and Function-Group Style Differences between Computer Mediated and Fact-To-Face Teams" (2007). MWAIS 2007 Proceedings. 12.