Complex teams can be incredibly productive, but many are under performing; wasting time, energy and money. Many organizations express a commitment to teamwork but few actually measure team performance or use matrix team benchmarking to see how they are performing relative to others.
It can be useful to benchmark your performance against other teams or organizations that operate in the same complex world. You can use this benchmark to create a ‘before’ measure and to identify areas for specific, targeted improvement activities. You can also use it again afterwards to measure the impact of your training and other improvement activities.
Our database includes responses from more than 4,000 people from many of the world’s leading companies and focuses specifically on matrix, virtual, distributed and international working.
Comparing a complex global, matrixed team with a simpler, single site national one may give misleading results. Many profiles created by other organizations were developed for face-to-face teams: their databases are full of respondents who don’t face the same challenges as the people in the complex organizations we specialize in. Our matrix team benchmarking database focuses exclusively on matrix and virtual teams.