Employees of international companies work across continents but need joint meetings for joint results. How can you get the best out of virtual teams under the premise of the “New Normal”?
In 2020, working life has changed dramatically – both nationally and internationally – as a result of COVID-19. Past ways of working and proceeding were sometimes thrown overboard, the new normal has since determined everyday life. This also affects international teams and communities that pursue common goals across borders and depend on regular exchange. Whereas face-to-face meetings were previously possible in one place, inventiveness is now required for purely virtual collaboration.
The focus of the current practical project with our cooperation partner T-Systems is the development of new ideas and concepts for the successful collaboration of international HR communities. In the process, the 4th semester Bachelor’s Human Resources Management students will take particular account of organizational framework conditions, analyse possible tools and methods, and focus on interpersonal interaction and teamwork.
The successful kick-off took place at the end of February with Christian Hauer from T-Systems, who emphasized in a motivating manner: “This will not be a project for the drawer!”. In return, we look forward to innovative ideas being implemented. The implementation itself will also take place among students exclusively online – entirely in the spirit of “virtual collaboration” and a study routine that has also arrived in the “New Normal”.
Mag.a Brigitte Hampel
Academic Coordinator Human Resources Management
MMag.a Sigrid Maxl-Studler
Academic Coordinator Business Administration, Strategy & Organization