Have you heard a good story lately? Most of us love to hear a good story, and we all have a great story to tell – our own. Barker and Gower show through the Narrative Paradigm Theory that story telling is a cross-culturally accepted communication tool and a quick method to build relationships, especially in a diverse environment.
Why do so many managers of virtual teams forget that their team works virtually? When the manager sets aside the time and money to focus on a team building session, why do they fail to put ‘building virtual competence’ on the agenda? Perhaps because they do not realize that to work virtually is more than an
In many countries the population is aging, and conversations focus on what this means for the seniors and how we structure our societies. Yesterday I listened to an interesting radio program Designing Communities for an Aging America, with experts Paul Irving, Ruth Finkelstein and Kathryn Lawler. The focus was on creating a society where seniors
You are leading a virtual team with people scattered in different locations and perhaps you wonder – is it really possible to do team building online? Do I have to wait until we all get together in the same place? Often when I am facilitating a workshop about working virtually across cultures, the question will
Globalization of Love – Creating the Future Ambassadors of Peace As consultants, we are so busy focusing on the impact of culture on the business or political environments that we overlook where differences in culture really get personal and heated – between two people in love. Wendy Williams has put a microscope to these relationships