You are attending a meeting with your virtual team. Everything seems to be going well, and then the team leader mentions a decision she recently made about an interface element with another team. She had attended a regular meeting of the other team and provided them with an update on the progress of your team.
How would you feel and what would you do? You send an email to a colleague asking for her opinion. You think it is a quick question deserving a quick response. You know she is available to read the email as you see she is present on chat. She even sends an email reply –
How would you feel and what would you do? You are the leader of a virtual team with people located in 5 different countries. During the past weeks, you and the team have been working on the project plan, and today the tasks were assigned and agreed. The team members seemed ok with the workload.
How Rakuten turned into a Global Giant – Language and Culture Lessons for Companies with a Common Business Language For years I have been intrigued by how language and culture influence each other. I often address this relationship with international teams, many of which strongly relate to this subject, particularly if their members are multilingual.
While I write this blog, the tunes of the song Motherland from Nathalie Merchant sound in my headphones. It reminds me of the conversation I recently facilitated with a group of amazing women from eleven different nations from the MENA (Middle East, North Africa) region. It led me to think about identity and how I