The CALDO model is a guide for understanding the unique dynamic of virtual teams, especially the impact of Distance with Technology and Cultural Diversity.
Why emphasize Distance with Technology and Cultural Diversity? These two elements have the greatest impact on a global virtual team when compared to homogeneous co-located teams and need to be understood by team members if they are going to collaborate well together. For instance, the critical team process of building trust will be completely different because of distance and diversity.
Many people simply turn on the computer, put on the headphones and hope for the best when working on a virtual team. This blind approach can be detrimental to collaboration and may slow-down progress. But with the knowledge, mindset and competence for working virtually across cultures, people can thrive.
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