Project Management Practices in Hybrid R&D Teams

This article explains how research and development teams sometimes find difficulties when working together. Some difficulties may include using various work styles, different time zones, and different experience levels. Hybrid manufacturing teams need to move fast now more than ever, so delays in communication through “phone tag, unread emails or missed messages significantly halt the efficiency of these processes.” Some more difficulties with hybrid collaboration include projects scattered with no single source of truth and inefficient collaboration. Despite the headaches that can come with a hybrid collaboration method of work, 83% of the time workers prefer working together this way. A few reasons why hybrid collaboration is so popular are increased innovation speed and quality, establishing a single source of project truth, and it improves collaboration and also embraces the different working styles.

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