The Influence of Information Technology on Organizational Behavior: The study of identity challenges in virtual teams and their effect on the behavior of the team members



The existence of virtual teams is one of the positive achievements of information technology in organizations. Using information technology, these teams have greatly facilitated organizational operations. Organizational identity is one of the issues faced by virtual teams. Due to the absence of face-to-face interactions in virtual teams, organizational identity is undermined in such teams. This article attempts to study the effects of virtual teams on organizational identity, and to analyze their organizational outcome on the members. Present research method is descriptive and relational and data collection method is a questioner. The results of this study indicate that there is a very strong causal relationship between organizational identity and organizational behaviors such as job satisfaction, organizational commitment, job involvement and organizational citizenship behavior. Among factors causing identity to develop, the two factors of culture and place show meaningful relationship. But there is no meaningful causal relationship between time and identity.