March 8, 2016
Instructor: Marjorie Derven
Working on virtual teams, where all or some team members are geographically dispersed during their careers, is rapidly becoming the “new normal.” Globalization, matrix structures, flexible work arrangements, and contingent workforces contribute to this trend. The stakes are high for such teams to be successful, but teamwork challenges are magnified as a consequence of distance, cultural diversity and communication barriers.
Talent development leaders can play a key role in maximizing the effectiveness of these teams by enlisting senior management support, deploying a change management approach, and removing barriers to high performance.