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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Does your virtual team have everything it needs?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Leadership, Virtual Teams | 0 comments

Tools for self assessment related to working in virtual teams How do you select the team leader for an important project that is spread over several geographical locations? Or how do you evaluate your strengths and weaknesses as a leader of a virtual team so you can define your personal development effectively? Go to the download part of my website to access a short self assessment and evaluation tool for team leaders. Download Virtual Team Leader You lead a culturally diverse team stretching across the globe? How well developed is the ability in the team to constructively use this...

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