Accelerating Virtual Team Agility & Effectiveness

The global pandemic has transformed how we work in ways we never anticipated. Nearly overnight, organizations have gone virtual, and many—suddenly—have entire employee populations working remotely. This shift has negatively affected efficiency and engagement – 96% of organizations report an impact to productivity, as well as increased stress and overload among employees.

With only 29% of organizations believing managers are effective at leading virtual teams, organizations and leaders are in need of new tools to better analyze connectivity and collaboration to improve agility, execution, and workforce performance.

In this webinar, Rob Cross, the leading thought leader on organizational network analysis, shared research and practical examples that go beyond standard “virtual team best practices” and look at the relational dynamics that lead to greater success in in virtual teams.

Specifically he discussed:

  1. How team success today is driven through rapidly forming networks inside and outside of groups. Based on a decade of quantitative research using organizational network analysis and a secondary interview study with 100 successful initiative leaders in the organizations Rob and his team have uncovered internal and external network drivers of performance. He will share these drivers along with practices identified from these highly successful leaders.
  2. The six patterns of collaborative dysfunction that have a negative impact on performance. In addition to drivers of success the work has also fingered six dysfunctional patterns of collaboration that groups drift into in 88 percent of the organizations studied. One of the six archetypes was fingered as the primary source of failure in 36 percent of significant collaborative efforts and 24 percent of leadership failures.
  3. Driving agility through virtual teams. The session will conclude with the top practices associated with collaborative success in virtual teams.