Companies are investing huge amounts in building up their organization and information systems, but comparatively little in the training of new leaders. But leaders are pivotal and determine the success or failure of international projects. They carry extremely high expectations.
Senior management incorrectly asses the challenges of a virtual and international team and put them on the same level as local teams. Newly appointed leaders are pushed quickly to their limits and they unnecessarily wear out, if they are not suitably prepared for the new task.