Things are no longer close, so you can't have hallway conversations to solve problems. Understanding how to work with cause and effect that are separated by space and time—and how to build trust when people are distanced—are key to success.
- One of the toughest obstacles that globalization…has introduced into projects is not being able…to see the person you have to collaborate with…when you have to get a task done.…Distance between players is today's reality.…When we need to get things done together…like sharing information or coordinating tasks…but we're not physically close,…the distance between players can have an impact…on the outcome of your project.…Here's some tips to keep in mind so that communication…and coordination don't suffer…and ways to reduce the challenges…that physical separation brings.…
First, invest the time to bring your team together…in a face-to-face meeting.…Even if physical distance is defined by something you…can measure in miles or kilometers, it creates a disconnect…between people and can cause less collaboration.…By meeting somebody just once in person,…you can help create a connection and improve cooperation.…While a face-to-face meeting is a great practice anytime,…organizing one at the time of kick off…as part of the project plan sends a strong message…
- Explain how leadership behavior drives strong collaboration between team members.
- List three skills that help teams collaborate successfully.
- Name some of the negative effects that language, culture, and distance can have on a project.
- Determine how you can reduce the impact of time zones on collaboration.
- Recognize the differences between a high-context individual and a low-context individual.
- Define the terms “monochronic” and “polychronic”.