Welcome to MOSIAC.FIT‘s Hybrid Teamwork development feature

with specialist contributions from Rob Williams Assessment.

Assessing your remote working skills is a great idea! What specific skills or aspects of remote work are you looking to evaluate or improve? Time management, communication, tech proficiency, or something else?

How Do Hybrid Teamwork develop?

Virtual teams are a necessity in today’s world of work and this has become even more pronounced since the coronavirus outbreak. However, scientific evidence shows virtual teams deal with more challenges than face-to-face teams, because they must rely on electronic communications, have less things in common, and potentially less overlap of working hours.

Some of these challenges can be mitigated by:

  • Encouraging the use of rich media for communication
  • Synchronising work schedules as far as practical
  • Mitigating the effect of physical distance where possible.

Best practice Hybrid Teamwork development

HR practitioners and managers can also consider other actions to help their virtual teams be more effective by:

Building team cohesion and trust through

  • Investing in team building
  • Protecting the team from negative behaviour
  • Being mindful about sharing negative feedback

Ensuring there is effective information sharing by:

  • Proactively diversifying the information shared within the team
  • Building up the team’s transactive memory system
  • Holding debriefing sessions

Teaching teams how to work together and coordinate, including:

  • Setting up teamwork training sessions
  • Clarifying roles, including that of coordinator
  • Providing tools for coordination
  • Coordinating the team’s communication

Establishing the right team leaders by:

  • Finding the leader best suited for the challenge
  • Identifying humble team leaders.

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