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
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
As I provide workshops and consult on the topic of leading multi-cultural virtual teams, I am often asked “how often should my team meet in person and virtually?” Leaders asking this question are looking for a guide that they can easily apply to their own teams – have a biweekly conference call to update everyone, meet
Raymond (not his real name) leads a team across the world and is located in the US. This means he often takes very early morning calls, and communicates with his team using technology. As I was designing a workshop Virtually Working Across Cultures for his team, Raymond and I wanted to have a conversation beyond