Pinnacle Strategies Show How to Synchronize the Right Work With Distributed Teams in New Blog Post

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Mark Woeppel, president and CEO of Pinnacle Strategies, describes the root causes of synchronization errors and how to create a solution that resolves these root causes.

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Mark Woeppel, president and CEO of Pinnacle Strategies, wrote a new blog post discussing how to synchronize the right work, at the right time, regardless of distance. Woeppel points out “the foundation of teamwork is having a shared vision of the situation.” This is a main reason why managing distributed teams is so difficult. Woeppel continues by saying that “creating the shared vision and plans becomes even more difficult, so in most cases, its poorly done or not done at all. This leads to people working on the wrong things, the right things in the wrong order, or right things with the wrong information.”

These situations give rise to synchronization errors, which can fall into two categories:
-Time Phasing, which are delays in communications

  • Batch Communications, which occur when not all information is shared with everyone.

When managing distributed teams, the very nature dictates that time and distance between team members is unavoidable. Thus the solution needs to impact the way that the team communicates. Pinnacle Strategies has implemented several projects with distributed teams, and found that creating a visual project board and an electric visual project board greatly helps communication by focusing on the correct content of the meeting to move the project forward with everyone on the same page.

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Read more practical solutions to managing distributed teams in Pinnacle Strategies’ new ebook, “Remote Control: How to Get Productive Teamwork from Distributed Project Teams” at this link This publication reveals how to get distributed resources to work together as an effective team by creating a means to share, collaborate and communicate in a timely and inclusive manner.

About Pinnacle Strategies

Pinnacle Strategies is an international management consulting firm focused on operations management excellence. We work with organizations to increase shareholder value by developing high-performance business processes that significantly enhance productivity, reduce costs and time to market, improving profitability and accelerating sustainable growth. Pinnacle Strategies offers results-driven consulting solutions in the areas of performance management, project management, operations management, and supply chain.

For more information, contact Pinnacle Strategies at info(at)pinnacle-strategies(dot)com, or +1 972-492-7951.

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