Effective Communication in Global Virtual Teams
How to optimize international management without face-to-face meetings
As organizations expand globally, tasks and responsibilities are often relocated across the globe. The colleagues that we work with are no longer in the same building, but in various countries that we hardly know. Often we haven’t met these colleagues and we just communicate by telephone, mail or in videoconference. We are expected to work towards the same goal but communication is complicated due to different backgrounds: those are the challenges in a virtual team.
We require a new set of skills that cultivate cultural competence so we can communicate with our colleagues effectively – and successfully. Developing our understanding of other cultures and enhancing our situational communication style is key to increasing efficiency and realizing targets.
The workshop helps you to:
gain awareness, sensitivity and skills to communicate across cultures, i.e. connect, perform and build trust with greater effectiveness.
apply the Hofstede Model of National Cultures to communicate across cultures.
build cohesive multicultural teams working on complex tasks.
further understand your own values and cultural assumptions.
further understand how you are being perceived by others.
identify specific cross-cultural pitfalls, challenges and conflicts and their solutions.
Senior management, project managers and other professionals in commercial, educational or governmental organizations that work with colleagues in virtual teams.
Date February 27, 2020
Time 9:00 - 17:00
Course Fee 795 €
Number participants 10 – 15 persons
Language: Dutch / English / German (depending on the participants)