IT Service Department

Networked management system creates efficiency and achievements in international and networked teams. Hamburg, December 30 – virtual power team is one of Peter Ivanov (www.peter-ivanov.com) developed management system, networked teams give a basis for an efficient and successful cooperation. Ivanov is Senior Manager of British American tobacco, a global trade-defining company in the consumer goods industry, and has worked for years in and with international teams. From this collaboration, which is characterized by very low present times of team members, he has developed his own management system virtual power teams in recent years, which makes virtually networked teams successful working units. Mr Ivanov, teams, the Member of which was scattered all over the globe have done successfully in the past 20 years. How did you come to this task? PI: In the last 20 years I worked for international companies in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Germany, where I was on the road most of the time in the world. Starting point first projects with a European focus, which were then expanded into large virtual departments.

I practically grew into this task. From 2011-13 I headed then the IT Service Department for Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa of British American tobacco. Such a globally networked team imagine what particular challenge? PI: Well, the first challenge is the absence of opportunities for informal, personal exchange the so-called tea-kitchen conversation. When people who have never previously met and could thus build personal relations work, the employment base is far less productive than in teams that have these opportunities. Working across continents and time zones much more difficult than building personal relations and ties. Get to know the team members in real life someday? Or is this totally unnecessary? PI: definitely. In my opinion this is extremely important. I’d do it in the first week, when I use the line a such teams would charge.