The collaboration landscapes of our clients were often so complex that we needed to invest too much time to understand their realities.
Even when we managed to depict the complexity adequately, our clients often expected solutions to all their challenges simultaneously from one workshop. Additionally, our expectation management was often not as precise as we were used to from face-to-face measures.
either the results of each individual
or the accumulated group results
or the spreads within one group
Closeness at a Distance
Authored by Dr. Marcus Hildebrandt, Line Jehle, Stefan Meister and Susanne Skoruppa.
“Reading this book was a delight. There are so many new ideas here…I’m certain that when you read this book you’ll be making margin notes galore (or digital comments, as I did), and will find yourself far better equipped to experience ‘Closeness at a Distance.»—Jessica Lipnack
‘Closeness at a Distance’ is a groundbreaking approach to the challenges so many teams, and team leaders, face today. Virtual working is now a reality for most professionals, and the winners of tomorrow will be companies that proactively drive the performance of their virtual co-operations. Virtual leadership, project management at a distance and networking are today’s and tomorrow’s critical success factors.
«Is your virtual collaboration as successful as it should be?» How to answer this question, and how to improve performance in this key area, is the focus of this book. It introduces readers to Virtual Performance Improvement, VPI© as the gateway to solutions to all key challenges faced by international virtual teams, groups, and networks.
‘Closeness at a Distance’ supports leaders so they perform successfully and effectively in virtual global environments. It guides team leaders, project and network managers, members, and even whole organizations, to areas of potential improvement in virtual performance and will help them turn vital challenges into competitive advantages.