Instead of focusing on cultural differences, look for similarities with global team players.
- In my workshops I usually have teams representing many…cultures, each with their own viewpoint on how to do things.…Rather than focus on differences, my work entails…looking for similarities so we can reach…a common understanding for the success of the project.…It's about moving from my way…is the only way to this is our way.…Here are some ideas you can work on with your team to…leverage cultural diversity for the benefit of your project.…
First, be respectful with everyone from any culture.…Show respect and you'll receive respect back.…The opposite is also true, and without mutual respect…working together will be close to impossible.…Clarify that respect means that each culture…has a legitimate reason for thinking…and acting the way they do.…Since the underlying drivers of behaviors are our values,…the things that are most important for us, make sure to add…respect as a leading value in your project team charter.…
Next avoid generalizing based on where a person's from.…Trying to fit everyone into this or that frame…
- 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”.