What are cross functional, employee involvement and virtual teams?
Cross-functional teams: Bring together members from different functional departments to work on a specific problem/task. The teams are expected not to be limited by narrow functional concerns and demands. Rather they are to think and act cross-functionally and with the needs of the whole organisation in mind.
Employee involvement teams: Meet on a regular basis to use their talents to help solve problems and achieve continuous improvement. One popular form is the quality circle, a team who meets regularly to plan ways to improve work quality.
Virtual team: Team who work together to solve problems through computer-based interactions. Can save time and travel expenses, and allow members to work collectively in a time-efficient way but can be difficult for team to establish good working relationships due to lack of face-to-face time.