Your particular team will have its own blend of virtual team challenges in working across barriers of distance, cultures, time zones, through technology and across organizational boundaries. It is clear that a “one size fits all” approach to virtual team leadership and collaboration is unlikely to be successful.
Virtual teams can reduce the costs of facilities and travel, access talent irrespective of distance and deliver results even more productively than face-to-face teams. The business logic is clear but this way of working does require new skills to communicate, collaborate and get things done without high levels of face-to-face contact.
In the absence of these skills virtual teams often fail to create engagement and a sense of identity and team spirit. We need to make sure that our people have the skills they need to succeed in this more complex environment.
Our programs are tailored to your specific mix of challenges based on our unique intellectual property developed in over 20 years focusing on this topic with hundreds of leading organizations around the world.
Speak to one of our specialists and we can quickly put together a program tailored to your needs.
Matrix, virtual or global – or all 3?
Your team or organization may have only one, or possibly all three of these challenges.
Our clients often use the terms interchangeably, although they are increasingly using the phrase matrix to describe all of the issues mentioned above – even if they don’t have a formal matrix structure.
Our programs can be quickly tailored to your specific blend of challenges.