How do you scale a UX team across locations?

I'm curious to know how UX teams are structured in situations like these:
- An organization has multiple physical locations, with multiple UXers at each location.
- Completely remote organization - UXers collaborating across time zones and projects.
- A mixture of physical location(s) and some individuals that work remotely.

So what are the reporting hierarchies? Are there more management and leadership positions involved to facilitate communication and strategy? Are the tools the same? Does the UX team operate as a single large unit, or as many individual units? If this is the case how is that managed from a leadership perspective (e.g. training)?

I have had the opportunity to work with multiple scenarios mentioned above, albiet at small companies. I've seen many different therorerical ways to approach larger UX teams and am curious to hear what anyone else has experienced.



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