If you have the right systems in place, working with virtual teams can be a tremendously rewarding experience.
You can enhance productivity by exploiting time zones and utilize the skills and capabilities that come with working in a culturally diverse environment.
However, if you don't have the correct processes baked in, it can prove frustrating, demoralizing and disconcertingly unproductive. We're often told that time zone challenges play a big part on why virtual teams don't work. We're often told that it's because it's impossible to develop good working relationships when your team is located thousands of miles away. We frequently hear that things don't get done as there's a breakdown in communication because everything operates in the virtual space.
This session will provide insights and practical steps that you can
take to lead and successfully work with virtually located teams.
- MIT Professor Tom Allen