The past several years has seen a huge rise in the percentage of the work force that works virtually, driven by the ease and availability of high-speed teleconferencing. More and more, virtual, global teams are working together across time zones, cultures, and location. Managing time zones, understanding cultural differences, and building a cohesive team are all challenges in this environment.
Stakeholder management in co-located teams presents its own challenges, including managing personality differences and moving teams to consensus while ensuring everyone is heard and acknowledged.
Essex has successfully managed virtual and face-to-face teams. Key to this success is an effective Stakeholder Management and Communication Process, which enables us to overcome those challenges and successfully manage and facilitate any process or project, regardless of the industry. Our process ensures:
- Clearly defined roles for all team members, reducing conflict and time wasted on determining who is responsible
- Expedited turnaround time to document and share project artifacts
- Effective interactions across the team, regardless of location
- Facilitated process that leads the team to understanding of issues and decisions, and consensus where appropriate
Read more about the Essex approach to Stakeholder Management and Faciliation.
Meet Christina Warmington
Christina Warmington began her career with over six years as a United States Air Force Active Duty Airman. After serving her country, she worked in a variety of roles for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and IS&GS including as a meeting and stakeholder facilitator. Christina is currently a technical administrator and business analyst supporting the National Cancer Informatics Program and the Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials at the National Cancer Institute and a large academic medical center. Christina holds an Associates Degree in Aerospace Technology from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelors in Information Systems Security, and a Masters in Management from American Military University.