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Organizations & Cultures: Communication and virtual teams

Organizations & Cultures: Communication and virtual teams | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it

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Some useful defiinitions and literature on cross-cultural communication and virtual teams but not tips or recommendations

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Virtual Work Interactions, Context, and Related Subjects

Virtual Work Interactions, Context, and Related Subjects | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
I just read Tripping Down a Virtual Reality Rabbit Hole,- a very interesting NY Times column by technology journalist Farhad Manjoo.
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Yes, leaders of virtual teams need to create context all the time.
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What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures

What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
How decision making, communication, and dark-side tendencies vary.
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Top Challenges of Managing a Virtual Team

Top Challenges of Managing a Virtual Team | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Global virtual teams add plenty of value to projects, but the challenges of managing a group of global professionals are unique.
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10 Rules of Professional Etiquette for the Digital Workplace

10 Rules of Professional Etiquette for the Digital Workplace | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
It’s easy to forget manners when you’re all alone.
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Interesting read for virtual communication and coworking
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How to deal with culture divide- Internal Advocacy with Distributed Teams - Laura Czajkowski

Having timezone issues, international flights and dealing drastically different cultural norms? Working with teams distributed across the world provides fasc...

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Very interesting about how to work in a virtual team. She also mentions the importance of getting recognized for the work you do in virtual teams. And in my intercultural training sessions with Germans I always emphasize this since the Germans do not usually say "Thank you" for 'self-evident' things like doing a good job.

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Humour Across Borders:) Our Mr. Bean Problem

Humour Across Borders:) Our Mr. Bean Problem | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Years ago I found myself having drinks with former President of a large Hollywood movie studio. I was way out of my league and did what you’d expect, I drank too much and pitched him a movie idea that
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This demonstrates how important it is to know the cultural context to really understand each other when communicating cross-culturally.

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How to Create an Emotional Connection With Remote Employees

How to Create an Emotional Connection With Remote Employees | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it

Co-workers who don't work at headquarters often struggle to feel connected to the overall company culture. Here's a proven way to help bridge the social and emotional distance.

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There is a big discrepancy between real distance and emotional distance. Even if the real distance between virtual team members cannot be changed the emotional distance can. Virtual teams with a lower emotional distance cooperate much better.

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Global Virtual Teams - Finding the Oasis of Success in the Desert of Despair

Global Virtual Teams - Finding the Oasis of Success in the Desert of Despair | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
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Very interesting read on virtual team work.

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Six Tips to Improve Cross-Cultural Communication

Six Tips to Improve Cross-Cultural Communication | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
By Steve Piacente, Creative Director Public speakers should always maintain direct eye contact, right?` Not in Asia. How about friendly gestures like a thumbs up sign?
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How often do we punish others for being normal?

VA few years ago I gave a global leadership workshop for an Oil & Gas company...One of the participants, Manuel, told me a story about his daughter and her first day at school in Houston, Texas. This story has stuck with me. It is a touching reminder of what many of us may be doing in positions of authority around the world – punishing those around us, just for being normal.Manuel had been relocated to Houston as a local adviser for one year as part of a major offshore oil project in Mexico. His daughter, Juanita, was 12 years old at the time, and so was faced with attending sch

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Very good stories. I think most people working in multinational teams have experienced similar things. Often companies have no clue how much potential gets lost by those cross-cultural `misunderstandings`.

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Five tools to manage a remote team

Five tools to manage a remote team | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
RT @TrainingZone: Five tools to manage a remote team - http://t.co/3foxfJPX5Y #leadership #management #HR http://t.co/9vMG4qWMOk
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The Dirty Room: A Cross-Cultural Communication Riddle: A LIFE WITH SUBTITLES

The Dirty Room: A Cross-Cultural Communication Riddle: A LIFE WITH SUBTITLES | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it

CrDoes our culture influence how we approach tricky conversations? Yep. http://t.co/NcTRW55P2O #culture #communication

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Cross-cultural communication skills are very important in global virtual teams. The challenge becomes even bigger with the distance and the difficulty to read non-verbal communication clues.

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The Iceberg That Sinks Organizational Change

The Iceberg That Sinks Organizational Change | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it

Some aspects of organizational culture are visible on the surface, like the tip of an iceberg, while others are implicit and submerged within the organization. Because these ingrained assumptions are tacit and below the surface, they are not easy to see or deal with, although they affect everything the organization does.


Via The Learning Factor, Jim Lerman, Emeric Nectoux, Anne Egros
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In global companies sometime the organizational cultures differ according to the subsidiaries. This is also of importance for virtual tems who work acroos different subsidiaries and countries.

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Expressworks International's curator insight, March 16, 2015 5:26 PM

At an industry conference this week attendees agreed that one of the issues that concerns them most is culture. This is not a surprising outcome since the industry has seen the entrance of many other competitors and a disruption to business as usual. 

 

Using the iceberg model we can illustrate why complex change like cultural transformation is so difficult. There is widespread knowledge that this kind of endeavor takes time and a lot of resources.  Why?  Because the heavier lifting needs to be done “below water” to ensure that there is complete understanding of impacts/challenges that the new normal poses to shared assumptions, perceptions, values, beliefs, traditions and feelings. Then plans must be created and implemented to support the learning and adjustment required for the new norms, traditions and procedures that come with transformation. This is not a quick program because under water is where we deal with the emotional and sometimes “messy” side of an organization. A good change program anticipates and prepares for the journey of transformation using the whole iceberg.  Leveraging a good change partner is a common strategy that allows the organization to focus on the “above water” activities while the partner helps with the “under water” challenges.

 

If you’re thinking about culture change, know what you’re getting into and that there are no short cuts. However, if you’re dealing with disruption in your industry, and a strategy of improvements is no longer good enough, you may well want to ask yourself, “Can I afford not to undertake culture change to meet my business goals?”

Anne Egros's curator insight, May 17, 2015 2:33 PM

What really drives organizations ?

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 8, 2015 11:07 AM

Lo que hay bajo el Currículum: El Currículum Oculto

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7 Steps to Managing a Remote Team Successfully

7 Steps to Managing a Remote Team Successfully | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Learn how to manage a remote team successfully with helpful tips from Ahna's Snapchat community.
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Virtual Project Teams and the Gatekeeper Challenge

Virtual Project Teams and the Gatekeeper Challenge | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
In today’s era of connectivity, you're more likely to be part of a virtual team. But what do you do when you are the only off-site team member, working remotely with a team that is otherwise located physically at the same place?
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Workplace Trends: Virtual Teams Are Falling Short of Their Potential—Half of Team Members Feel Their Leaders Aren't Prepared

Workplace Trends: Virtual Teams Are Falling Short of Their Potential—Half of Team Members Feel Their Leaders Aren't Prepared | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Why Are Virtual Teams Falling Short of Their Potential? @culturewizard Study Explains https://t.co/R5FMgT9iRC #PR #PublicRelations
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And many of the companies I am talking to say that they have no need for cross-cultural training for their virtual teams...
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Should You Allow Remote Work at Your Company [Infographic]

Should You Allow Remote Work at Your Company [Infographic] | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Check out the infographic for the latest remote work trends and for tips leaders can use to keep their teams on the same page.
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Everyone has to do everything in Virtual Teams

"Everyone has to do everything in virtual teams" - a short video from scatterwork.com Here is a project scenario: the team do all the technical work they hav...

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Taking responsibility is certainly an important factor in virtual teams.

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Global Virtual Teams - Your Yale SOM teammates welcome you!

Here's your three Yale SOM teammates introducing ourselves and discussing how we think we can make this a successful exercise.

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Interesting video introduction of virtual team members, making them more "human". I also like the fact that they tell the others what communication medium they prefer for their interactions.

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Why and How to Work with Virtual Teams?

Why and How to Work with Virtual Teams? | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it

Virtual teams are on the rise – there is no denying that.

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How to work in virtual teams does also depend on what kind of virtual team it is. There are many different virtual teams, and the strategies and tools need to take this in mind.

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Building Virtual Teams: Strategies For High Performance

Building Virtual Teams: Strategies For High Performance | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Guest post written by Linda Stewart Linda Stewart is CEO of Interaction Associates, a Boston-based global leadership development firm. Her last piece for Forbes was Brainstorms On Brainstorming: How To Get Better Results.
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Not entireley new but still often neglected and very important in virtual teams: focus on trust and building relationships.

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7 Keys to Leading Virtual Teams - Remote Leadership Institute

7 Keys to Leading Virtual Teams - Remote Leadership Institute | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Until recently, when people thought of the word "team," they thought of a group of people working together in close proximity.
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And expectations vary even more if your virtual team is international. Different cultural backgrounds ofen result in completely different expectations of how to work and lead virtually. After a cross-cultural team training you have a better understading of these differences and a meta level on which you can discuss different expectations and find mutual solutions in the virtual team.

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10 Ways to Successfully Manage Virtual Teams

10 Ways to Successfully Manage Virtual Teams | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Here's how you can manage your virtual teams to maximize your performance.
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And if it is an international virtual team have some kind of intercultural teambuilding training / event. If this is not possible on site you can also do it virtually. Trust is a very important factor in virtual teams.

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7 Tips on Effective Communication for Virtual Teams

7 Tips on Effective Communication for Virtual Teams | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Follow these 7 tips to work better, more efficiently and more enjoyably with your virtual team.
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These tips do not only apply to virtual teams in small business. I agree to all of them, especially the misuse of e-mail, the risk of micromanagment and the importance of social bonds.

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How to Lead a High Performing Virtual Team

How to Lead a High Performing Virtual Team | Leadership and communication in virtual teams | Scoop.it
Leading virtual teams require you to shift your leadership skills to fit the environment. At the heart, it's still about facilitating people to success.
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As I always say, the human factor is important in virtual teams. So what do you know from your virtual team members as human beings apart from their location and job position? Get to know them, it is important for the motivation and work efficiency.

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