As we know from our own experiences, forging strong teams – that collaborate and trust each other enough to invest their individual energies to produce a collective perspective – is difficult under traditional conditions where people share offices. It’s likely more difficult when people aren’t working in the same spaces. However, by being aware of the challenges we can strengthen the process.
In a recent Korn Ferry blog What Really Makes Teams Click Today, Gary Burniston shares a framework based on an analysis of 150,000 leaders, of what it takes to identify what it takes to lead dynamic virtual team environment The ADAPT approach focuses on the need to:
Drive to elevate energy and others
Accelerate with agility
Partner to tap “collective genius:
Trust to create elevated interdependence.
As you and your people adapt to the evolving distributed workforce model, think through these five attributes to create more effective virtual teams. Then, share with us what challenges you encounter with each, so we can all forge more effective virtual teams, especially when it comes to spurring creativity to develop innovations.