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Part II: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Being a Virtual Member

For those of you who liked and were interested in our recent blog about the challenges of being a Virtual Team member – while in Israel, here is the continuation. Internationally known, New York City based virtual teams expert and

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Part I: Virtual Team Expert Becomes the Virtual Team Member

Internationally known, New York City based virtual teams expert and author of ‘A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams,’ Yael Zofi, recently traveled to Israel to investigate the business climate and see how virtual teams were being run in the Middle

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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

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5 Strategies to Help You LEARN About Cross Cultural Communication

Tips for Effective Cross Cultural Communication “Whether you interact with local or global colleagues, you are using cross cultural communication.  And your biggest challenge on virtual teams is the cross cultural one, a whole other layer on top of the

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Cross Cultural Solutions: Practice No Judgment When Working Across Cultures

More Cross Cultural Solutions from Yael Zofi This week we provide you with more cross cultural solutions with the completion of the LEARN acronym. Many of you have asked for cross cultural etiquette and manners strategies to more effectively work with and

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Cross Cultural Solutions: N=No Judgment

Discover More Cross Cultural Solutions From Expert Yael Zofi Virtual team managers need cross cultural solutions to effectively communicate across cultures.  They must LEARN proper cross cultural etiquette and manners to avoid miscommunication or possibly offending a virtual team member.  To

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Practice Active Communication in the Virtual Environment– LEARN Strategy #4: R= Respect Cross Cultural Differences

To LEARN how to effectively communicate despite cross cultural differences and enable the R of L E A R N., we must first practice using Active Communication to help respect cross cultural differences. Five Steps to Managing Cross Cultural Differences Look at these situations, some

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Strategies for Cross-Cultural Interactions—Respect Cross Cultural Differences

We continue this week with strategy #4 Respect Cross Cultural Differences, the R of L E A R N. Effective cross-cultural communication can be difficult if you have trouble showing respect for another’s cross cultural differences.  A low score here does not mean that

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Cross Cultural Solutions: Avoid Ambiguity

More Cross Cultural Solutions From Yael Zofi We continue this week with more cross cultural solutions from the LEARN Concept with strategy #3, the A of L E A R N = Avoid Ambiguity. Awareness of culturally derived differences in behavior and communication is step

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Cross Cultural Solutions – Effectively Communicate

LEARN to Effectively Communicate for Cross Cultural Competence Are you looking for cross cultural solutions to effectively communicate in cross cultural interactions? Virtual team managers must LEARN cross cultural competence and practice how to effectively communicate across cultures. This week

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