Over the last decade, as we've been focusing on trends du jour -- from big data and leadership agility to mobile learning and gamification -- the prosaic and aging little trend known as virtual teaming has quietly taken over the planet.
We've hardly noticed it happening. Yet, a new study indicates that virtual teams are now dominant. They may well be the single most prevalent way we coordinate work circa 2014.
Consider this: According to research that the Business Research Consortium carried out in association with the American Management Association, virtual meetings have overtaken conventional meetings in terms of the number attended per month. For example, whereas 42% of the respondents (there were over 1,500 participants) attended 10 or more virtual meeting during the previous month, only 36% attended 10 or more face-to-face meetings. Here's one look at the findings.
If you'd like more information about the study, please feel free to make inquiries at the Business Research Consortium. And if you'd like to know more about the American Management Association, please visit their website.