Review VLD-Café session #6

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Cross-cultural, Leadership, Virtual Leadership, Virtual Teams, VLD-Cafe | 0 comments

The original theme of this 6th VLD-Café session was the development of talents in a virtual context. In other words, how to deal with the development of human capital in dispersed teams where you as a leader have only limited line responsibility for the person involved. One of the participants explained that this is indeed a serious issue for him every now and then. With team members located all over the globe, this manager indicated that one is sometimes not aware of local arrangements around appraisals, people development, local laws, ways of working etc. That makes it complicated. Moreover, it is...

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Effective Annual Appraisals – Introduction

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in Leadership | 0 comments

Do you belong to the group of managers who would rather spend their time on something else than having feedback conversations and conducting annual appraisals? Or do you like feedback conversations and the appraisal sessions with your direct reports? If you consider yourself closer to the first group this new set of blog contributions may be of a great the interest to you. This is the first of 4 parts of a collection of thoughts on an effective way to conduct annual appraisals; either in a face-to-face or even a virtual situation. It is based on my 16 years of...

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Managing innovation in the global marketplace – Part 3

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Communication, Cross-cultural, Managing complexity, Virtual Teams | 0 comments

(co-author: Ian M Clark) The following is the last of 3 parts of an article on the challenges around managing the global transfer of innovation in today’s businesses. It was originally written for and published in the “SOFW Kosmetikjahrbuch 2014”. Parts 1 and 2 were posted here in July and September respectively. What to do about it This is the third and final part of our series of ‘managing innovation in the global market place. As stated in the previous blog postings speed of innovation is vital in today’s fast-moving world. Global organisations often attempt to achieve that speed...

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Managing innovation in the global marketplace – Part 2

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Communication, Cross-cultural, Managing complexity, Virtual Teams | 0 comments

(co-author: Ian M Clark) The following is the second of 3 parts of an article on the challenges around managing the global transfer of innovation in today’s businesses. It was originally written for and published in the “SOFW Kosmetikjahrbuch 2014”. The first part was posted here in July. The Key Factors We continue our series of ‘Managing innovation in the global marketplace’ by looking at key factors when considering building and working with virtual teams. Operating globally has potential geographical and cultural issues. Being a virtual, as opposed to co-located, team requires special attention to communications in particular. And...

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Managing Innovation in the global marketplace – Part 1

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Communication, Cross-cultural, Managing complexity, Virtual Teams | 0 comments

(co-author: Ian M Clark) The following is the first of 3 parts of an article on the challenges around managing the global transfer of innovation in today’s businesses. It was originally written for and published in the “SOFW Kosmetikjahrbuch 2014”. The Analysis Speed of innovation is vital in today’s fast-moving world. Global organisations often attempt to achieve that speed by creating a new product in one place then replicating it in others – often called Technology Transfer. Many organisations create structures and processes that on paper fulfil the strategic purpose of developing product and process once and then implementing...

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