With globalization of businesses and increasing acceptance of flexible work arrangements, managing distributed or virtual teams has become the norm. A single team may include members with a variety of work arrangements. The supervisor may be able to see some team members every day, but may rarely see others – or perhaps never meet them!
Regardless of how it is organized, managing a team that’s spread out in many locations can present huge challenges, even for the most experienced managers. In such a situation, how does one ensure that everyone is treated fairly? The complexity is magnified, if a few team members are more visible than the others. How can the manager prevent remote team members from feeling isolated? And how does the manager get all members to buy into the team’s objectives and stay on track?
We partner with clients to effectively manage distributed teams, so that they can achieve goals together, while being apart.