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Building Your Cross Cultural Competence by Decoding the Indian Nod

Volume 16 · Issue 1 · Winter 2016 Decoding the Indian Nod! Cross Cultural Competence with High- and Low-Context Cultures Learn to decode the 'Indian Nod' in this issue of our eNews and get tips for building your cross cultural communications blog posts. In This Issue Cross Cultural Misunderstandings We all know the benefits of having colleagues exhibit ...
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The Secret to Communication and Team Building in Virtual Teams

Communication and team building in virtual teams can be challenging, particularly while working on short term projects with people from different cultures around the world. Clinton Dix, Ed. D. describes his interpretation and team building strategies in his guest post below. Three Challenges of Virtual Team Leaders presented in A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams by Yael Zofi (Hint: It’s all about RELATIONSHIPS!) are: 1) Overcoming feelings of isolation within team members; 2) Overcoming the lack of understanding of ...
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Virtual Teams Project Management Myth or Reality: Virtual Teams Can Function Appropriately If Left Alone

Welcome to the final installment of the Five Myths and Realities of Virtual Teams Project Management. This week we explore Myth #5. Virtual Teams Project Management Myth #5: Virtual teams can be left alone and will function appropriately. Reality: Virtual teams need to establish ground rules around how and what is communicated, how minor conflicts are managed before they derail team efforts and what processes are in place to deliver results. For example, leaders should make clear that he, or ...
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The Indian Curry to Cross Cultural Communication

Have you ever found yourself puzzled by cross cultural communication issues with customers, vendors, acquaintances, and colleagues in India or of Indian descent? Yes, there is widespread English fluency in India. But is that enough, especially if your interactions are mostly in the virtual space? Only after moving to New York as a graduate student did I realize that some Indian norms may get lost in translation. Let me share with you - in no particular order - ...
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Virtual Team Building

Volume 15 • Issue 1 Welcome to Virtual Team Building Summer 2015 eNews! For many colleagues across the globe it's refreshing to step outside and see leafy trees where not long ago snow and ice covered the ground. Nature's cycle of seasons offers renewal, and in some ways human activity mirrors this. Speaking of renewal I'd like to share some important insights about virtual team building, starting with refreshing your team. In This Issue

Building a Virtual Team One Step at a Time

 For Virtual Teams Both Large and Small I'm sure you've asked yourself, 'What do I need to do to ensure I'm building a virtual team the best way to set us up for success?' I know that when some colleagues join small virtual teams (with only 2 or 3 members) they may assume that just because each team member is easily reachable via phone or a quick email/text, then everyone is on the 'same page.' Yes, it's true that the right ...
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