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The Impact of Cultural Diversity on Virtual Teams

I have written a number of articles on cultural diversity and virtual teams.  Some of those articles have focused on best practices and others on challenges. In this article, I’d like to present a few common challenges I have observed at client sites and provide a few tips and best practices on addressing those challenges.


Prepare for the Success of Virtual Teams

A Client Story

One of my clients just went global! Very exciting for them, but lots to consider. One of the biggest challenges they are facing right now is how to ensure that virtual teams are successful on their initiatives. This is a challenge because previously they were based within the United States – east [...]

Have You Built Trust with Your Team?

In order to increases your chances of success on your initiative, it is essential to build trust with your team. Trust doesn’t just happen – you have to work at it. Remember – building trust starts with you!

Consider the following ways to build trust with the team:

Establish strong relationships with team members Follow [...]

Getting the Group to Work as a Team

A mini case study

Martha has been assigned a team of 10 people to help her plan a major customer appreciation event. They have been working together for over a month now and they just haven’t really come together as a team. They get tasks completed, but don’t seem concerned with the others on the [...]

Common Challenges in Virtual Team Leadership

Three Mini Case Studies

Read the mini case studies and learn some ways to best handle the situation.

Mini Case Study 1: You are leading a team meeting.  You and several other members are in one main location and two other people are calling in from separate remote locations. The current topic of discussion is [...]