對於老年人來說，隨著環境的變化，刺激會減少(Cook et al, 2007)。當涉及到虛擬團隊時，老年人對這種交互不太感興趣。這意味著信任因素更少，動機更少，這是缺乏對在不同平臺上進行交互的興趣的原因。
The real time example taken in this paper is the way the aging brain and decision making coordinate with the emotions. Brain undergoes alterations as a person ages. This cognitive change happens to have a direct effect on the emotion (Luo, 2008). As the emotion gets effected, the capabilities of decision making are thoroughly disrupted. During the younger ages of the people, mind has the tendency to accept things and the brain works closely based on the decision patterns. As a result, decision making happens to be healthier. On the other hand, individual differences affect older adults from taking right decisions. The affective acceptance is supposed to be the factor that controls the attitude of decision making of any individual.
Younger people are more likely to regulate emotions and handle the stress in environments and eventually, take the right decision (Haffman, 2015). However, the thinking and manipulation attitude of older adults are on the other end. Because the older adults are unable to differentiate between the scams and the real ones, they are more vulnerable to scams. This is an example of decision making issue faced by elder ones.
People with extremely positive attitude tend to listen less to other’s views. As a result, dispositional optimism leads to poor decisions. Secondly, the lack of attention interrupts the decisions. This lets extremely positive people in poor information processing. Virtual decision making is a complex topic for older adults. As younger ones are adept with the technology and have the tendency to alter the interests depending on the environments, they interact better with their teams virtually and maintain motivational levels (Nasco, 2010). The trust factor of the virtual team involving younger adults is high.
In case of older people, the stimulus is less as the environments vary (Cook et al, 2007). When it comes to virtual teams, older adults are less interested towards such interactions. This implies the trust factor is less and the motivation is even less which is the reason behind lack of interest towards interaction on a different platform.
Decision making attitude hugely varies as people age. The real time example shows that younger adults possess good decision making skills over older adults. Virtual teams put decision making as the most complex factor that requires adequate accuracy and team motivation to achieve good results.