Hello! This short video from Scatterwork is about balancing your virtual team using personal assessments.
In any project we need a mixture of people who have different skill sets, for example we need somebody with vision – a project is something we haven’t done before and somebody must have a very clear idea of what it is we’re trying to do because not everyone has that skill.
Then other people are skilled in completing work; others may be less able to finish things and of course the project that’s not finished is not complete.
And then we need people who can help the team to work out what they need to do next so that’s a human skill.
So we need a mixture of skills and there are many commercial methodologies available that can be used for teams do this. They are normally based on some sort of a questionnaire where the individual’s work out their score and then they come together and check: do we have an overlap; do we have lots of people with the same style within the team? Or do we have gaps and if we can fill the gaps that’s good; if we can’t, then maybe we need to think about how we compensate for that.
So the comment in this video is to think about using these methods also for virtual teams.
It actually has an extra spin-off because at the beginning and before we get involved in the project itself, we need that extra input of effort so that people work together. Filling out one of these evaluations and then sharing the results is one way of developing the team. So as the saying goes “two birds with one stone”.
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