Every country and organization faces cultural differences. How do you go about building awareness, respecting and adapting to them, and then working within the necessary framework and structure so that the result is a successful engagement?
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The need and support for teleworkers is growing, and to keep an “out of office” workforce engaged and productive requires a special company culture mindset. It should come as no surprise that effective communication is at the heart of having a successful virtual worker engagement culture.
What is a crucial difference in distributed team environments? It's how you apply your leadership skills. Often, you need to amplify what you would normally do in a co-located team setting to provide those examples.
Leading international teams is always a challenge, especially when things go wrong. How do you keep everyone focused on the positive and avoid negativity creeping in?
Transferring a team deliverable from continent to continent carries with it additional risks in addition to those expected from co-located workforces. There are planning and facilitation tactics you can use to mitigate these risks—and even build improved collaboration in the process.
Starting a new job can be difficult, but learning to work with your new team members effectively and quickly is a challenge. If you are a new leader, it can be the most difficult challenge.
Whether you work from home, have an international project team or simply want to stay current, take the time to sharpen your work with remote teams. Start by checking your current habits to see if you’re making any of these mistakes...
Are you a virtual leader of diverse teams and multiple projects across various time zones? Let’s review what defines a virtual team, along with challenges, opportunities and tips for strategic leadership approaches.
There’s inherent exhilaration when your project’s scope crosses borders. Learn how this U.S.-based project manager optimized his communication skills with a constituent base in Australia—resulting in project success with no overlap in the business day!
In addition to all of the issues and challenges found in “normal” projects, global projects bring with them elements that complicate things even more. What can a global project PM do to increase the odds of success?