Case Western Reserve University, USA
This paper challenges the normative conception of the relationships of team goals and hidden agendas to team performance. In a 23-month participant observation study of a successful multi-organizational virtual team, I found that the membersâ€™ actions were consistently motivated by local considerations. Based on these findings, I argue that team goal commitment may be an inappropriate goal for many virtual teams and offer an alternative model for the relationship between a virtual team goal and team performance.
Rennecker, Julie, " Local Motives and Virtual Team Success: Inverting the Normative Views of Team Goal Commitment and Hidden Agendas" (2008). All Sprouts Content. 61.