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Working Across Cultural Boundaries – A Case Study – Part II

The First Team Meeting

Read Part I for background information

After the agenda went out for the team meeting, we asked team members to begin to make travel arrangements to ensure arrival prior to the dinner (during the cocktail hour.) We realized some members would be flying in rather early so we ensured the hotel […]

Working Across Cultural Boundaries – A Case Study – Part I

Getting Everyone to Work Together – One Project Manager’s Challenge

Michael was managing his first virtual project team. There were 12 people on the core project team. Team members came from a number of different countries and all had experience working on project teams, but this was the first time each of the team members […]

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 […]

Using Project Team Charters

Team charters provide team members with clarity around the purpose, mission and goals of the team. For virtual teams a team charter adds even more value! It is essential in ensuring understanding of what the team has been tasked with doing for the organization. While the charter should, ideally, be developed in conjunction with your […]