Challenge of international, virtual teams
Virtual international teams pose their own special challenges. Cultural differences in communication and work styles, physical distance and time pressure combine to create a constellation that is not always transparent. Shortcomings in international cooperation within teams can lead to higher nonconformance costs and dissatisfied customers.
The Team Power Profiler is a tool that measures nine critical success factors in teams that cooperate across boarders, and additionally reveals the attitudes of each team toward their colleagues abroad. Each team member answers a simple, anonymous online multiple-choice survey, and is also offered the possibility to write comments. The test takes around 15 minutes.
The critical success factors are:
• Infrastructure and support
• Internal reaction time
• Project management
• Team relations
• Customer relations
• Job perspectives
The results will be presented in an on-site visit to your project management team with an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the international cooperation and suggestions for optimizing team success.