Embrace Cultural Differences In Virtual Teams – Why?
Taking leverage of virtual teams for your organisation can be rewarding, bringing many benefits. However, equally to the advantages, managing global teams has its own roadblocks in store – often can be downright frustrating and challenging. The way people from different culture interacts, working attitude, communication can all hinder effective team building. So should you prioritise cultural awareness managing remote teams?
Mostly, there arises a question of “culture” when working remotely; that co-located team works better, building culture than remote teams. But that’s not always true as generally in co-located environment teams tend to overlook culture, and to build the culture among dispersed teams it becomes difficult. Nevertheless to say, remote working is growing and we can see 80% between 2005 and 2012 and still scaling up.
With ten years experience and counting, Hugo, the virtual team managing expert having worked with teams from different cultures with offices in Sweden, Holland, Ukraine, Germany and India will be sharing insights on how to work with different culture.
Key Takeaways of the Webinar;
Method for global collaboration
What is ‘culture’ and how does it affect teamwork?
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