The challenges of building skills in geographically dispersed teams (and how to overcome them)

By Ken Ross March 04, 2015

16307553_sLarge organisations whose people are spread over multiple locations, geographies and jurisdictions present particular challenges to L&D. How do you ensure cohesion and consistency in training across all these centres – and yet still retain important local differences and variations?

The problem becomes yet more critical with professional skills, which arguably have a greater ability to impact the organisation’s performance, for good or ill. Core functions such as marketing, finance, legal and sales have to operate with a common purpose, shared beliefs and skill sets, or the organisation becomes disjointed, inefficient and ineffective. In the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) world, nailing this challenge is increasingly critical if organisations are to survive, let alone prosper.

L&D needs a more adaptive and agile approach
if it’s to meet new challenges in a changing global workplace.

Technology seems to offer big opportunities to help with this – but designing such large-scale, blended campaigns is an emerging practice. It’s hard to get good practical, reliable advice about how to do it.

So, to help you rise to this key challenge, we’ve partnered with the benchmarking group Towards Maturity to bring you best practice advice and practical knowledge sharing. We are surveying the market (we hope you’ll contribute your experiences) and will share the results of this research and analysis with those who have contributed in a webinar and a report.

Taking part is easy

We’ve created a five-minute anonymous questionnaire that we’d like you to complete. If you’d like an advance copy of the report you help us create, just leave your name and email at the end of the survey. We’ll put you on the VIP list and make sure you receive your copy of the findings as soon as they are available.

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