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Managing A Virtual Workforce

USING PERSONALITY DATA TO MANAGE VIRTUAL TEAMS Today's talent pool isn't limited by geography. Global companies need leaders who can develop, manage and motivate the diverse personalties that constitute a virtual working team. RISE OF THE VIRTUAL EMPLOYEE THERE WERE 9.5 MILLION 30 million "VIRTUAL WORKERS" IN 1999 20 million 11.3 MILLION IN 2005 10 million TODAY, THERE ARE 20 MILLION TO 30 MILLION '99 '05 '13 of Fortune 1000 companies Managers are expected to oversee collaboration, 79% rely on self-managing teams. efficiency and effectiveness across different time zones of young professionals would take a lower-paying job if it offered a more flexible and mobile work style. and cultures. Their 45% mastery of this skill is vital for the business. Only of executives 36.5% at Fortune 500 companies said at least 40% of their workforce operates remotely. 40% of executives say their team managers have the necessary skills to manage effectively. More than half expect the use of virtual teams to multiply in the next 1-3 years. VIRTUAL WORKFORCE CHALLENGES Managers' Key Concerns About Their Virtual Teams: 49%) (43% 43% Communicating effectively Creating consensus during decision making Managing deadlines Additional challenges: • Difficulty in building a shared sense of purpose • Low team cohesion and trust • Less satisfaction with the team experience LEVERAGING INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM BEHAVIORAL PROFILES Behavioral/personality assessments, founded in science, help managers uncover natural behavioral characteristics of team members and make strategic VS. decisions about how to: • Assign workflows • Identify preferred modes and styles of communication Gain insight into how to support, coach and motivate the team Capture group behavioral data on a larger scale, and thus, effectively navigate common management challenges Download the complete white paper "Managing the Challenges of the New Virtual Workforce: The Use of Personality Data to Build and Develop High Performing Virtual Teams." PI Worldwide has been successfully providing its scientifically validated behavioral assessment tool – the Predictive Index® – since 1955 to help companies worldwide identify the behavioral drives of both individuals and PI teams. Learn more at or call TolL Free: +1781-235-8872. PI Worldwide

Managing A Virtual Workforce

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This infografic shares insights regarding management of Virtual Workforce and also depicts how personality assessments can help in team management.


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