New Blog Post by Pinnacle Strategies Shares How to Get Productive Teamwork from Distributed Teams

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Mark Woeppel, president and CEO of Pinnacle Strategies, describes the challenges of managing remote teams and what a successful solution entails.

Elegant Solutions for Complex Problems

Mark Woeppel, president and CEO of Pinnacle Strategies, wrote a new blog post discussing how to get productive teamwork from distributed teams. Woeppel acknowledged, “Managing any project team can be challenging…[but] managing a distributed team is a challenge cubed.”

In any project, coordinating the workflow among your resources is almost always difficult. When multiple teams are involved, that challenge is multiplied; if those teams are distributed across various campuses, countries or even continents, the effect on complexity is exponential, escalating the challenge in three dimensions:

-Poor communications
-Distance adds delays
-Too many variables

For distributed team management, the ugly truth is that traditional tools (such as spreadsheets and ad hoc meetings) fail to master the project execution complexities imposed by multiple tasks, resource groups, and locations. The combination of data profusion and location confusion makes it difficult for managers to balance load and capacity.

A truly effective solution must give you the power to control the four most urgent challenges faced by managers of distributed teams:

-Synchronization of work and resources
-Managing deadlines
-Reconciliation of resource capacity with workload
-Managing risk

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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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