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  • Writer's pictureKathy Shonaiya

PMO Trends Series: Part 3 - Remote and Distributed Teams

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of remote work, making it an integral aspect of modern business operations. PMO leaders must establish the strategic rationale for supporting remote and distributed teams.

PMO Leader Actions:

  1. Strategic Alignment: Evaluate how remote work aligns with your organization's strategic goals, such as talent acquisition, cost savings, and operational resilience.

  2. Benefits Assessment: Analyze the potential strategic benefits of supporting remote and distributed teams, including improved work-life balance for employees, access to a global talent pool, and reduced facility costs.

  3. Communication Strategy: Develop a clear and compelling communication strategy to articulate the strategic importance of enabling remote and distributed teams in achieving organizational objectives.

  4. Technology Enablement: Invest in the right technology and collaboration tools to support remote work effectively. Ensure that teams have access to the necessary resources.

  5. Performance Measurement: Shift the focus from time-based tracking to outcome-based performance measurement to evaluate the effectiveness of remote and distributed teams.

By implementing these actions, PMO leaders can facilitate the successful adoption of remote and distributed work models and align them with their organization's strategic direction.

Stay tuned for Part 4 of our PMO Trends Series, where we will explore the fourth trend: "Data-Driven Decision Making."

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