Here, grasp how a common language can help—and hurt—your project and how to overcome challenges for non-native speakers.
- On a global project one of my clients was working on,…there were product designs that needed…to be shared between multiple suppliers.…The problem was that not everyone…was using the same design software.…Some were using Inventor, others SOLIDWORKS,…and still others CATIA.…All three are high-level,…computer-aided design CAD software,…but there was constant confusion because these platforms…did not communicate well with each other.…This project lacked a standard for interoperability,…which is defined as the ability of computer systems…or software to exchange and make use of information.…
In a similar way, humans need to have a standard…for communicating and sharing information.…A common language is human interoperability,…and here are key ideas to get this done successfully.…First, agree on the common language…for people to communicate during the life of the project.…This will be the language every team member…should communicate in to participate and collaborate…with every other member in an effective and efficient way.…
- 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”.