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International Team Development

Multicultural product and project teams work together in today’s globalised business world, often on a cross-departmental and even pan-national basis. The success of such international organisation units depends not only on technical organisational elements and structures, but above all on sturdy human relationships, trust, clear rules and smooth communication.

An inspiring, constructive working environment is enhanced by the understanding of different, often culturally influenced motives and behavioural patterns and the recognition of individual potentials and strengths. Ultimately the appreciation of diversity in every regard pays off in a company’s success. For a team to function well the individual’s individuality has to be integrated and the diversity of the others (based on origin, sex, age and religious affiliation) must be appreciated.

The most frequent causes of weak performance capability in a team are a lack of clear communication about the objectives, inadequate working methods, insufficiently structured processes and interpersonal conflicts. Team development should therefore account for the technical work issues while promoting the relationships among the team members and communication within the team as key elements for collaborative work.

This problem is intensified with online virtual teams whose members are working collaboratively at different locations and to some extent also at different times to complete a demanding assignment.

Our “Team Development” training supports you in the development of your individual team.

 

TOPICS

  • Building high performance teams
  • Developing and motivating teams
  • Team coaching: resolving conflicts and optimising team processes
  • Generating and improving team spirit
  • Developing virtual teams

 

  • Fundamentals of international team development +

    • The influence of cultural diversity on team interaction
    • Self-reflection: What is my concept of intercultural understanding and intercultural communication?
    • Cultural experience which influences the behaviour of employees and managers (personal orientation vs. material orientation, etc.)
    • Which values are important for the individual team members? (diplomatic vs. direct talk, etc.)
    • What advantages can be derived from the existing differences? (flexibility, creativity, crisis stability, innovation, etc.)
    • How can trusting collaborative work be developed?
  • Management +

    • How do I unite different people behind a common denominator?
    • How do I integrate top foreign talents into my company so that they can create a dynamic, efficient work culture?
    • As a manager, how can I improve the communication with and within my team?
  • Communication +

    • Communication and perception
    • Recognising one’s own and dealing with foreign behaviours and communication styles
    • Project work: analysing and optimising collaborative work
      - identifying and addressing weak points
  • Virtual teams +

    • Managing beyond business locations, borders, time zones, languages, and cultures
    • How can the team members manage to consistently treat each other appreciatively and keep their eye on the objective
      in spite of the distance between them?
    • Electronic forms of communication and their effective use
    • Building a virtual team information management system
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