COMM 470 Week 4 DQ 3

The two greatest barriers to effective team communication are technology and cultural differences and language and cultural barriers, technology, distance and time zone differences add complexity to communication in global intercultural teams.


Firstly, the members must understand the advantages and limitations of technology for conducting his or her work. While technology offers opportunity for frequent, easy, low-cost, around-the-clock communication, it can be an unreliable variable that affects the outcome of team communication and collaboration (Duarte & Snyder, 1999).


Many problems can occur in the virtual environment such as technology not working, networks going down, or limited training and managers must address these issues in providing a working knowledge among their employees so they can seamlessly cope with these situations.
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