Projects at Work

Creating Better Teams Anytime, Anywhere

Diverse, distributed teams add risk and complexity to projects. Here are five tips — culled from a new report by Forrester Research senior analyst Mary Gerush — to help project managers bridge cultural, geographic and organizational gaps among team members.

Janis Rizzuto

Contributing Editor, ProjectsAtWork

Janis has been writing for ProjectsAtWork for more than a decade, starti…

These days, if there’s one thing that companies have in common it is that work gets done by team members who do not share common ground.

With outsourcing and contracting at an all-time high, people from a variety of geographies and cultures and organizations often come together to tackle projects, which creates challenges for the project managers who must lead them.

“Today’s modern team is no longer in the same building,” says Mary Gerush, a senior analyst with Forrester Research, specializing in application development and project management. “Teams are diverse, distributed and having to connect in different ways.” The complexities of this &…

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