Virtual Team Research LO29245

From: Denis P. Tocci (
Date: 09/28/02


  My name is Denis Tocci. I am new to this discussion group. Your
moderator, Richard Karesh, suggested I post this email as a topic of
possible interest that you may be interested in.

  I am currently the President of a not for profit foundation located in
northeastern Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. candidate in Organizational
Leadership at Regent University in Virginia Beach. I have recently
successfully defended my dissertation research proposal exploring the
influence of a team leader/facilitator in using advanced communication
technology to develop and maintain trust in a virtual team context. Past
and present research demonstrates the critical nature of trust in all
teams but especially in the low communication context of virtual teams.

  At this time, I am seeking organizations who would like to participate
in the study and benefit from the feedback. The organizations involvement
would be to identify three virtual teams for participation, allow team
members to complete a short survey and allow team leaders/facilitators to
participate in a phone or electronic based interview. The time commitment
for the survey will be about 20-30 minutes and about 1 hour for the

  I have over 20 years experience in sales and marketing and have
consulted on several international joint venture projects requiring
strategic and tactical plan development and assistance in implementation.
I have experience teaching business courses and teaming to undergraduates
in the US as well as MBA students in Southeast Asia.

  As an inducement, I would be happy to provide free consulting services
(to be negotiated) on the topic of improving the effectiveness of your
virtual teams. If you would like further information regarding
participation please call me at (570) 586-3140 home, (570) 585-9401 office
or via email at <> . I will be happy
to email you a summary copy of the proposal that would provide you with a
general description of the study and requirements for participation.

  If you know of an organization utilizing virtual teams with an interest
in improving outcomes, please forward on this email or contact me. Thank
you for your interest and support....denis


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