How TRW automotive helps global virtual teams perform at the top of their game

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Abstract

Global virtual teams have the deck stacked against them: long distances, cultural differences, lack of social cues to help gauge each other's trustworthiness—and leaders unprepared to deal with these challenges. What such teams need for success are special leadership, consistent work practices, and keen attention to communication and building trust through a focus on member commitment and competency. TRW Automotive trains its continuous improvement leaders on how to apply the Goals, Roles, Processes, and Interpersonal Relationships (GRPI) Model with their far-flung virtual project members to create the all-important interdependent relationships and team cohesion in the absence of face-to-face interactions. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Global Business & Organizational Excellence is the property of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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