Remote Project Teams: How can they collaborate effectively?

Our traditional way of working has transformed.


The traditional way in which we work has transformed, thanks to the confinement we are all facing since the Coronavirus outbreak. One immediate consequence of this disruption is the emergence of remote project teams, made up of those who are working from home, and dealing with virtual meetings and communications, sometimes across the globe.

In light of this historic health crisis, many companies have had to adapt their strategies and make remote work the new normal.

The success of managing a project relies on the ability to manage, coordinate and direct all of the different resources involved. Clear and effective communication between all collaborators contributes hugely to the overall success of a project.

When geographically dispersed project teams are dealing with exacerbated management challenges, knowing how to communicate “differently” is invaluable. Knowing how to virtually manage teams truly becomes a key factor to a project's success.

Today, thanks to new technologies, businesses are finding new ways of remotely collaborating on strategic tasks, without the need for individuals to travel anywhere. Indeed, the savings on travel costs are fantastic, but with the end of in-person conversations between team members comes new challenges.

We already know that conflicts occur between working relationships at the best of times, so it’s not unrealistic to expect that these conflicts will seem amplified when distance between team members is introduced into the equation. It therefore becomes a major priority for team cohesion to be reinforced when getting used to this new way of working.


“Remote project teams often have to work against a time difference that is disruptive to communication”

- Vincent Godo, PMO ESSILOR

So what is the impact of not being close to those in our project teams?
What does this mean for project management?
How can we respond to these new challenges of exchanging information?

Our Whitepaper on this topic explores the ways in which remote teams are adapting to work more effectively. You’ll discover how to ensure the flow of and accessibility to information remains available to all, and how to benefit from emerging new technologies.

We explain steps in taking the initiative to effectively manage remote project teams, and how to deal with the problems that may arise.

We will explore different ways to encourage collaboration and cohesion when working remotely.

Finally, we will show how your remote project teams can develop a kind of collaborative intelligence from this new way of working.

Planisware Orchestra meets the needs of remote project management with its collaborative features.