In many German Company There is still a presentational culture, but collaboration in virtual teams is on the advance and companies like Google, Facebook or Shutterstock have been doing it for a long time successfully before. How does leading work? Distance?

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Virtual Management: Lead decentralized teams

For large and small companies, especially in the ITindustry, the management of decentralized teams is becoming increasingly important: they are often seated Employees of a project hundreds of kilometers apart or even on different continents. A study by the management consultancy RW3 CultureWizard among 30.000 employees shows that digital work across locations and national borders is already Everyday life heard. 87% of the management and 50% of the employees of multinational corporations carry out their work at least partially virtually.

But virtual collaboration poses challenges for employees and management alike, as the RW3 study also shows: 75 percent of those surveyed stated that it is difficult to develop trust in virtual teams. 79 percent complained too little time to build relationships and 71 percent too little sympathy. At 33 percent, half of the team members did not live in their own country, so the time zones were different Communication make more difficult. And 70 percent are bothered by cultural differences in conflict management, especially since 41 percent have never met their virtual colleagues in person.

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