Successful projects largely depend on the team’s ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The challenges are even greater when team members with different cultural backgrounds in different locations gather.
Business relationships can become even more complex if your people are communicating virtually. Meaning gets lost, misunderstandings are frequent and the team doesn’t work together well. There may be conflicting interests, different understanding of expectations regarding timing promises, deliverables, etc. Worse still, project costs escalate and deadline overruns are daily business.
If you’re a project leader or a team member
merle & sheppard have the expertise to help you improve international project team communication, especially when working across different locations, and when using virtual media like web conferencing and emails.
Have a look at our:
- CultureActive training to better understand different cultural behaviors, expectations, concepts of time and hospitality
- Workshops for leaders of intercultural teams who are spread over different locations and mainly communicate using virtual media
- Workshops for project members of intercultural teams working across different locations and using virtual media