Leading a virtual team is challenging – geographic distance, communication using technology, building trust for collaboration, cultural differences, competing priorities and local distractions are just a few of the headaches virtual teams encounter. Working on these issues as a team can have a beneficial impact and accelerate the team development process. Now I offer two
Change is a mysterious thing. Do you recognise this situation: You want to change something, you know it will bring an enhancement in your work or life, you are perfectly capable to realize the change and still… you seem unable to bring yourself to do it… What is going on…? I am sure you recognise
How effective are your communication channels with your virtual team? Does bad news come to you quickly or are you often surprised? Have you invested in creating effective communication channels with your virtual team? Recently Surinder Kahai and I started the interview phase of our book writing process (on leading virtually across cultures) as a means
We work with leaders who make decisions every day. Often, they must decide on complicated issues which involve many stakeholders and consequently they struggle to make effective decisions. On the one hand, they want to engage their stakeholders/team members to build upon various inputs. On the other hand, they want timely decisions which avoid endless
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.