In this video, learn about awareness of interdependence on others and how you will realize the consequences when respect is not a priority.
- Newton's third law states that for every action,…there's an equal and opposite reaction.…This also holds true for people that have to interact…with each other to get things done.…Certainly in global projects.…Next time you have a face to face meeting…with your team, have someone facilitate a short game…where team members choose a partner, face each other…and press the palms of their hands together.…The instruction is then given that you win…if in the next 15 seconds, you can make your partner…move their feet and to use the full 15 seconds.…
Watch what your team does.…In almost every case, people start to push against…each other or use other tactics to force their partner…to move their feet in an equal and opposite reaction,…just like Newton stated.…This simple game provides insight into the way…we are programmed to win even when…we're dealing with partners,…instead of looking for a win-win situation,…which would be more in line with a respectful approach.…Here's some tips that can help you establish…the respect needed in your global project team.…
- Recall how agreeing on a common language improves communication between global team members.
- Recognize the importance of a technical language skill level that includes relevant business vocabulary and terms.
- Explore how to correlate successful interactions with trust and respect.
- Identify obstacles to clear global communication including time zones, culture, and physical distance.
- Recall how to implement role clarity so that every team member understands their responsibilities.
- Review how the development of strong unambiguous commitments helps drive accountability.
- Explore how a one-team culture aligns everyone on the global team.
- Recognize the signs of a continuous improvement mindset in your global team.