Review VLD-Café session #7

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Cross-cultural, Personal development, Virtual Leadership, Virtual Teams, VLD-Cafe | 0 comments

Overcoming intercultural challenges when leading virtual teams … … was this months subject for the VLD-Café. In a lively discussion our diverse group of visitors came up with these fundamental challenges and ideas around the subject: the style of leadership the style and methods of communication building and maintaining a solid and trusting relationship connotations of words in languages which are not mother tongue dealing with conflicts virtually The effects of cultural differences can be amplified because most non-verbal communication is absent. This is important if the going gets tough.     Important aspects Throughout the café session we exchanged...


How to resolve the loyalty challenge as leader of virtual teams

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Communication, Leadership, Virtual Teams | 0 comments

Working with virtual teams is a common place in multinational organisations these days. As we all know, next to motivation, loyalty between the local organisation and the virtual team can become a challenge for the people working in your virtual team. This challenge of staying loyal to the local organisation and at the same time to your team/you as their team leader might be aggravated in situations where you, as a functional leader, get only part of the working time of the person assigned to your responsibilities. In the following text, I will outline how I would deal with such...