What happens to us when we work virtually? How do cultural diversity and distance impact how we act, think, and feel? Actually quite a bit. For instance, let’s look at the very common hybrid virtual team. Teams can be 100% co-located, 100% virtual, and the hybrids are everything in between, where at least one member
A Common Hybrid Team Story A virtual team were responsible for delivering a solution to a European client. The team consisted of 2 marketing persons in France, 3 developers in India and 4 salespeople in Spain, including José the team leader. Everyone was excited for the new customer and wanted this to succeed, but struggled to
Virtual teams do not need to meet to focus on their improvement. Here are examples of how virtual teams improved their cultural competence, and improved the way they worked together – all while staying in their own locations. This article appears on TrainingIndustry.com Offshoring: Shoring Up the Distant Team
Creating a Transactive Memory System Here is the scenario: Bill in London needs information. Ivan in Moscow is the expert. Bill goes down the hall to Thomas for an answer, even though his information is less complete. Bill does not contact Ivan at all. Sound familiar? Yes, and research proves it. Why doesn’t Bill go
You are attending a meeting with your virtual team. Everything seems to be going well, and then the team leader mentions a decision she recently made about an interface element with another team. She had attended a regular meeting of the other team and provided them with an update on the progress of your team.